Monday, March 24, 2014

About Me

One year ago, on March 26, I began running.  Slow and steady.  I had just lost some weight and I wanted a way to keep it I started the Couch to 5K program and signed myself up for a race.  At first, I couldn't even run 30 seconds at a time and now, I have run 2 Half Marathons.  I am not the fastest person you will meet but I am the most dedicated, committed and addicted runner I know.
Here is me at my very first race:
I am the one in the pink tank to the right of your screen.  The other two lovelies are my mom and sister who so graciously agreed to sign up with me.  This was the Girls on the Go 5K and my only goal was to not walk.  I made it!

My next race was the Scripps Old Pros 10K and again had the same goal - don't walk!  This time, my boy agreed to do the 2 mile fun run while I ran the 10K.  What a special day and a very special race!
Next, I did the Bolt to the Q 5K in July, the All American Hero 10K in August with my sorority sisters and another 10K in December - Iron Girl (I HIGHLY recommend this one!).  My real test though was the Silver Strand 10-miler in November of last year.  This was the real test.  Could I finish a 10-mile race?  Guess what?  I did and I loved it!
Yes, those are Hoka One One Bondis!  Best.  Shoe.  Ever!!

With 2014, came my first Half Marathon!  Now if I made it thru, I could call myself a runner.  And guess what?  I did it and scored myself this sweet medal.  But because I finished Carlsbad Half, I have to bite the bullet and go for the Triple Crown, which means completing La Jolla Half (ugh, the hill at Torrey) and AFC Half in HOT steamy August!

This last weekend I did the Hot Chocolate 15K.  Holy Hills!  But you know what?  I surprised myself...I made it and now I am ready to tackle La Jolla!  If only La Jolla would give me chocolate, hot, melty, gooey chocolate at the end, I'm in!


  1. Congrats on your accomplishments! Very inspiring that you started only a year ago - thank you for sharing :)

  2. You are amazing!! Thank you for sharing your story- it keeps me motivated to keep going. <3