Since this blog will primarily be about my running. And my kids. And food. Ok, getting off track again already. Here's the rundown of my running history. I have been running since I can remember. Mostly during soccer. My junior year of high school I started running track along with playing soccer. My coach threw me into the 800 meter, mostly because he didn't know what else to do with me. Turned out I was pretty decent at it, so it stuck. I also threw javelin and did pole vault. I was mediocre at best (although I did clear 7'6" while pole vaulting.) I had a love/hate relationship with the 800. It was a tough race. You couldn't quite sprint the entire way, but you hate to give it your all. The best I ever ran was a 2:32. Hey not too shabby. After that I ran for pleasure and to keep in shape. The first race I ran after that was during my second pregnancy. I had run during my first but no races. I ran a 5k when I was 6 months pregnant with my daughter Cori. I finished in 26 minutes and change. When I was 7 months pregnant I ran the last 4 miles of the Boston Marathon with my (soon to be) sister and law, Amanda(blue shirt is me)
That is when I knew I wanted to run an important race. I felt so proud of her at the end, it was amazing. So since then I had my daughter(July 2009) and I have run two half marathons. The Boston Run to Remember in 1:48:15(May 2010) and the Portland Maine Half Marathon in 1:37:01.(October 2010) I was so proud after that second race, and now I want more. So here it is, My goals:
-Run the Race to Remember this May in sub 1:35
-Run my first full marathon in Portland, Maine in October
-Qualify for(and run) the Boston Marathon
So here we go...encourage me, share your goals, share your motivation, and tell me you best training tricks!!!