A few weeks ago a good friend posted a blog about her “run-aversary” and I immediately knew I had to steal her idea. (Love you, Salt) I meant to post this on Tuesday – which was the actual day – but because I have pregnancy brain and can’t even remember to brush my teeth in the morning… you’re getting it today!!! One year ago (almost) today I woke up early, put on my shoes, and ran 1.75 miles around my parent’s neighborhood at 12:54 per mile.
Number of Miles: 560
Number of Pairs of Shoes I’ve Run In: Three – started off on a brand new pair of Brooks, then fell in love with the Adidas Boost. First pair of those were pink, and the ones I’m wearing now are gray & my favorite.
Number of Finisher’s Medals Received: 9!! There are 10 on here – the first medal was my first medal ever from 2010 when I had the first 5K I actually ran the whole way through! Four of these medals are virtual runs… and the rest were earned in real races.
Fastest Pace: 9:53 per mile during the Hotcake Hustle 5K this year.
Race PRs: 31:12 5K, 1:09:28 10K, and 2:37:55 Half!!!
Sidenote – I totally ran a sub 2:30 half on the treadmill while training for Tink… but don’t count it because it wasn’t a race. One day I will break 2:30 in real life!!
Longest Run: A 14 mile meltdown in January. After that run I said I was never running again. And I didn’t! For like two days.
Number of Epic Wipe Outs: One. I ruined my favorite pants, too. And? The next time I ran that route? Almost bit it again in the exact same place. Seriously.
Number of Injuries Sustained: A scraped knee and a bruised ego? I’ve been really lucky.
Number of States Run In: Three! Texas, Florida and California!
At this point in Salt’s blog she was adorable and added some hilariousness that I 100% agree with but won’t copy and paste. Seeing as I am not as clever as she is, I will just say that I am so proud to call myself a runner now, and so giddy to be part of such an awesome community. I am also going to take this moment to announce to the world that I am going to run a marathon. Just one. One day. I haven’t decided when, or which one, or where… but I am going to do it.