The first time I ran over 3 miles was in February 2012. I moved to San Francisco the year before, so with very little knowledge of the city (and very few friends for that matter!) I started running as a way to explore. I downloaded a half-marathon training schedule to use as my guide and I began training for my first race. I ran the first half of the San Francisco Marathon in 2012 and it is still one of my best memories ever. I had so much fun at the race and was determined to train for a full marathon.
My first full marathon was the Napa Valley Marathon on March 3, 2013. At mile 22 I said (out loud) why the #@%!! am I doing this? I really thought I would never want to run another marathon. Until I crossed the finish line. That’s the thing with running- once you start you don’t want to give up, no matter how hard it is sometimes!
I am a recreational runner and only competitive with myself. I want to continue to improve my endurance, time, speed etc… but mostly I want to run because I love it (and I love medals!). I am amazed by people who run 6 min/mile as well as those who are running their very first miles. At the end of the day, what matters is that we are continually striving to be the version of ourselves we want to be.
I started this blog to track my training and as an outlet for all things running. I talk about running and marathons way more than I think most people would like to hear about. So this is a great place to get all of that out and maybe connect with a few others who enjoy my passion as much as I do!
See My Family of Athletes for more about me!