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.


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!