RSTAR13's SparkPeople Blog RSTAR13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Who would have thought.... That I would inspire someone to begin running!!!! Wow what a compliment!!! <BR> <BR> My passion for running, yes I said passion, began as a New Year's challenge. In 2010 I barely finished my first 5K and half-heartedly got to the 10K. The running bug really bit me this year when I ran 7 miles on the treadmill then I knew I could do 10 and actually trained for a 10 mile race. After there, I went for the half marathon. I did not do it quietly. I told everyone and broadcast my long slow r... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:54:26 EST My first Half Marathon...Philly Rock 'n' Roll HM This is a little late coming. I mean I finished this race almost a month ago. I worked hard, had a set back or two, managed to continue training while preparing to move, making a move, and then going on vacation. Four attempts were made at running the entire 13.1 prior to the race itself (I know, I know that is not what the training schedules say to do). Only the week before the race did I feel good about completing the distance. <BR> <BR> I made sure that once I committed to running th... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:04:31 EST Journey to Philadelphia Broad Street Run Wow what an amazing feeling, finishing my first 10 mile race. I had run 10 miles the week before as my long run but what a difference when you cross a finish line. This 10 miler meant so much to me in how far I have come and what I have overcome. <BR> <BR> My journey back to a healthy life style began when my ex-husband walked out on me and my two kids on Valentine's Day 2010 to be with is mistress. Two months later he moved out of the house. I could not eat or sleep much, but walked. A... Sun, 6 May 2012 19:25:58 EST