Being fit is super important to me. I love all things fitness related. Its a good way to get frustration out or to clear your head in a sticky situation. Anyway exercise is great!
Favorite exercise? Running. Hands.Down.
Why do I love it? Its just so relaxing. You can jam out to your favorite tunes and block the world out. I use my time to speak with God. I generally speak with him in thought, and it makes my runs more pleasant. You can read all about my fitness story here, in a special post.
So far I’ve done races, favorite is The Savannah Mile. My time was 9:34. I finished in 5th place out of 23 women in my age group. I have timed myself in fake races my PB for a 5K is 29:21. In December 2011, I took on my first 10K and hoped to finish in under a hour…well that didn’t happen thanks to my injured knee. I finished with 1:17:18. To say I was disappointed is a HUGE understatement, but I did it and finished. Looking back I’m so glad I did it because it gave me a chance to see where I am in my running journey and where I was with my injury.
I’m took on my FIRST HALF-MARATHON in 2012 and I’ve been hooked every since! The 13.1 Atlanta Half-Marathon was my first time 😉
My training program changes yearly, for 2015 I’m doing Hansons Marathon Method.
Races for 2012:
Susan G. Komen 5K-April 21, 201234:25 Savannah Mile-May 26, 20128:43 mile! YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K September 22, 201233:23 13.1 Atlanta 1/2 Marathon-October 7, 20122:45:25 Savannah Color Vibe 5K December 8, 201230:23
Races for 2013:
- RUN 400 MILES! I ran 396 miles!
Emory John’s Creek Scrub Run 5K May 4, 201333:59 River Run For Hope 10K June 8, 20131:08:15 Silver Comet Half-Marathon October 26, 2013had to drop out due to knee injury Lanier Under the Lights 5K November 10, 201330:59
Races for 2014:
Critz Tybee Run Fest Half Marathon February 1, 20142:25:41 (PR!) Run the River 10K March 29, 20141:07:31 Georgia Peach Jam Half Marathon April 19, 20142:34:10 Dirty Spokes 2.85 Mile Trail Race June 21, 201433:08 Peachtree Road Race 10K July 4, 20141:11:34 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah MARATHON November 9, 20146:18:39
Races for 2015:
Georgia Peach Jam Half Marathon2:41:03 Dirty Spokes 10K Trail Race1:18:27 Peachtree Road Race 10K1:10:05 Silver Comet Half Marathon2:23:04
Races for 2016:
- Georgia Peach Jam Half Marathon (3rd year!)
- Peachtree Road Race
- Silver Comet Half Marathon