I started running in 2009 after having no history of being physically active at all. I always thought of myself as someone who was lacking in that category and that there was nothing I could do about it. When I started a new job that upped my stressful and forced my eating habits to change, I decided I needed an outlet and one day I put on my sneakers and went out the door. Turns out, I can run!
I started SLOWLY. And now I run slightly less slowly. I felt that for years I thought running meant sprinting as quickly as possible. It wasn’t until I realized this was a misconception that I could properly learn to run.
To date I’ve finished several races including a few half marathons AND the New York City Marathon! Currently I’m training for the Chicago Marathon in October, 2011.
Here’s a list of my past races, to give you an idea of my progress. [PR’s listed in bold]
- NYRR Gridiron 4 Mile - 36:48, Pace/Mile - 9:12
- More Half Marathon - 1:57:34, Pace/Mile - 8:58
- Healthy Kidney 10K - 56:58, Pace/Mile - 9:11
- AHA Heart Run (3M) - 26:22, Pace/Mile - 8:47
- Brooklyn Half Marathon - 2:07:29, Pace/Mile - 9:43
- NYRR Gridiron 4 Mile - 39:28, Pace/Mile - 9:52
- Scotland Run (10K) - 1:02:27, Pace/Mile - 10:04
- Brooklyn Half Marathon - 2:20:16, Pace/Mile - 10:42
- Newport Half Marathon - 2:08:13, Pace/Mile - 9:47
- NYC Marathon - 4:32:06, Pace/Mile - 10:24
- NYRR Holiday 4 Mile - 42:31, Pace/Mile - 10:37
If you’d like to read more about my adventures in running and fitness, here are a few of my favorite posts: