|my first marathon, 2004|
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be talking and posting on my own running blog about going after a Boston Qualifying time (check out my Chasing the Unicorn post). I was never fast when it came to running (marathons or races at least). During my fittest days in high school, I was able to sprint but only when a soccer ball was involved, running really wasn't something that I would call something I loved to do. Even after my first marathon, running seemed pointless, thousands of people running 26.2 miles ... for what?
|my first California International Marathon, 2006|
|my first half marathon, 2007|
- 5k: 18:55 Oktobrewfest 5k - 2013
- 10k: 38:41 Run to Feed the Hungry - 2013
- 10-mile: 1:05:42 Capital City Classic - 2013
- 1/2 Marathon: 1:24:40 Shamrock'n Half Marathon - 2014
- Marathon: 3:09:25 California International Marathon - 2013 *BQ*
Getting "fast" as some of my friends like to label my running wasn't easy, at points I did question my sanity and felt like I will always just be at that level, before 2013 I had never broken 3:30:00 in the marathon, now a casual 3:20:00 marathon is attainable. The secret to getting "fast", and fast is relative, is to run, have a plan, and stick to it! Re-examine your plan after the race, and modify it to help you grow. Every day of training and racing is another step in the journey, enjoy each of those moments.
Where did your journey start? How did you feel after finishing your first race?