Well, I started running a little over a year ago. I decided I wanted to run a 5k to prove to myself that I could (and to lose a few pounds
). I grew up my whole life thinking I could never run a full mile without stopping. I was never able to in grade, middle, or high school. My mother always told me "Our side of the family has knee problems and running will make them worse."
I did my own unbiased research, $230 later and a good pair of running shoes and an iPod, I started with the SparkPeople 5K program. In 1.5 months I could run 3.1 miles non-stop! I ran my first 5k. Then I ran another!
I was so excited about it, I decided to do a 10 mile run. I "trained" using my own program. This didn't last long, and I only ran about 6 miles of the 10. I was so worn out I decided to quit running for a while.
Stupid me. I gained back the weight I had lost and lost the energy I gained.
I am sick of all my excuses and now I am doing a 10k training program and shortly after that I will start a half marathon program!
I already have my race picked out, the Maple Leaf Run in Lacrosse, WI!
I'm on my fourth week of training and feeling strong!
Wish me luck ;)
| current weight: 125.4