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.