This girl ran 3.1 miles in... *drum roll please"... 37:20! I was 1176th out 2153 people and 127th out of 234 in my age group. Ya! Hey, you're talking about a girl who came from barely being able to run half a mile so that is a big accomplishment for me. Its' official. Call me a runner. It's my new favorite hobby for 2012. If you knew me before, then you'd know I used to hate running; now I love it. It's funny how you evolve and change over the years. Whenever I'm stressed, instead of having that glass of wine, I go for a run. It's a lovely lifestyle change. There were people of all levels of fitness running the 5k with me. Shoot, I was being passed up by people with jogging strollers. My whole point of this is to say to never be afraid to do anything out of your comfort zone. I never thought that I would run a 5k but I've ran two and will run even more.
I had tried p90x, TurboFire, Insanity, and my weight kept fluctuating after I had my daughter. I got into running because I wanted to be in shape and decided to do the one thing that I despised and it worked! So if you hate crunches, squats, or whatever it may be, then that is most likely the one thing that will get you in shape. And that is because it challenges you the most. I can say for the first time after having my daughter that I am happy with my size. I definitely wouldn't mind being a little bit more toned but I am satisfied. Believe me, it's worth it. It is the best feeling running across that finish line and addictive. I can't wait until my next race. Anyway, that's just wants been on my mind. Happy living!