Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Run Nan Run!

One year ago I embarked on a journey....and I ran all the way!

Well, actually I didn't run ALL the way.  I walked alot, cringed in pain sometimes, and panted like a winded middle-aged out-of-shape couch potato more than I care to admit.  But the goal was to run.  And so I did.

I started running to get in shape and to give myself a physical challenge.  I hadn't regularly exercised in eons.  Now, one year later, and five 5k races and two 5-mile trail races under my belt, I am still going at it. I gave up drinking diet soda (never thought THAT would happen), and lost 28 pounds (so far!), and made new friends with a common love of the runner's high.  Dare I say I am contemplating running a half marathon next year?  Yeah, I know, I can't believe it either.

So I am putting some finishing touches on my "first year of running" album, filled with race memorabilia, photos of friends, family and my team (GO Tri La Vie!  -- which stands for "life through triathlon"...and no, I am NOT contemplating THAT.  But let me tell you, these athletes are amazing!).  This is the opening page of my special album. 
This one's all for me.

2 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh your album looks fab, love the papers and birdies. What a fabulous way to record your change of lifestyle!

Tricia said...

You go girl! Proud of you!