Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Results Are In!

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!


  1. Just found your blog and love it! I was wondering about this running thing. I am trying to get into a good running habit now but I get worried about being out of my comfort zone (I grew up being an asthmatic kid).

    What was your regimen, if you had one, to building up your stamina and getting out of your comfort zone?
    Congrats on your 5K. I hope to be able to run one within the next year!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I use to hate running and couldn't run for two minutes without feeling like I was going to die. Basically, I started running on a treadmill when no one else was around. For me, I had to do a warm up which involved walking for 4 or 5 minutes and then I ran. Every week or so,I would increase my running time by a few minutes. As I became more comfortable, I began to run outside which is more intensive than running on a treadmill. The more I ran, the more I would naturally improve when it comes to stamina. I trained for about four months befoer I ran my first 5k. I'm still improving today. When I ran my 5k, there were people of all fitness levels out there. You could probably do one now even if you just wanted to walk instead of run and it's a really encouraging atmosphere. You don't have to worry about being judged. Hope I helped! If you have any more questions, then let me know! Thanks!

  2. Much appreciated. I have a friend who is an avid runner and she's trying to help but I am on that 1-2 minute running! I will try what you tried. Thanks so much!