Blogger. Runner. Steelers Gal. Awesome. Mar on the Run6

 

I have been an avid runner for many years.  I haven’t always been that way though as running for me was more about exercise than sport.  I started out with 20-30 minute jaunts around the neighborhood and soon enough I started testing myself to go to this bridge, or this corner, which turned into mapping out mileage routes and gradually increasing my distance.

In early 2010, I was living in Boston and a friend asked me to join her and 2 other pals on the Cape for a half marathon/10 K.  I opted for the 10K (and guess how long it took me to discover how long a 10K was??!)  After that race experience, I was hooked.  I trained in the winter months (which I think has been most beneficial, I’ll run anytime, anywhere!) and ran my first ever race and 6.2 miles in 1:08.

After that, I was stymied for about 1.5 years due to a couple of major surgeries – which tested me in more ways than one.  I am now now completely healthy and committed to my ongoing health and fitness.

Over the past several years I have accomplished more than I ever thought possible including 25 half marathons (and counting) plus numerous 5K’s, 10K’s, 5 and 10 milers, and in October 2014 – my first full marathon. I also recently earned a Certificate in Health Coaching from Georgetown University.

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WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE HALF, October 2011. My first half marathon.

Through this blog and in life, so many have told me I’ve inspired them.  That is both humbling and an honor.  If I’m able to continue to inspire just one, the way others have inspired me, well, than I’d say it’s all worth it.  Thanks for joining me!

*Note:  I am not a health and fitness expert.  This blog is about me, my fitness journey, and my experiences.  Please consult with a physician before beginning any exercise or diet regimen program.  The views and opinions expressed here are just that and should not be used in place of any medical advice.