I was talking with my mom before writing my first post and she posed the question, "How do you have the time to make a blog? And how do you make a blog?" Great question mom, my answer is I'm not sure yet, but here goes!
This past year has been quite a whirlwind - I have spent the last year and a half planning my wedding and in April I married the love of my life. One of my greatest passions is event planning so I was so honored and thrilled to plan my own wedding.
I thought after the wedding I would have some down time - but boy was I wrong. After the wedding we purchased our first home together and have been working on it ever since! I have turned into an official weekend warrior. We bought out home based on the first rule of real estate thumb- location, location, location! We absolutely love our new neighborhood but the house was in need of some serious TLC. (I'll chronicle all of our progress in a later posting...stay tuned!)
Us as happy new homeowners
Once fall began, I started taking MBA courses at the beautiful, seaside college that is also my place of employment. It's a lot more difficult getting back into the swing of writing papers and homework, but I love learning and very happy to be doing it again.
Now to the real reason I'm beginning this blog...
About two years ago, I began running...for enjoyment. I know, I know - this was a foreign thought to me as well. I liked working out but never loved it. I joined my high school track team and lasted about a week after I realized I would have to train for long distances, even if I just wanted to do the short distances that I so loved. Until I met my husband (sorry hunny!) I never had to work out - I was always in pretty good shape. But once I became happy and comfortable in the relationship, I feel like my body took the brunt of it.
Running in a relay half marathon with my team "Party of Five" - I'm in the middle, early 2012
I have been doing some 5Ks here and there Will Run for Beer Race Series and North Shore Cancer Walk/Run but have been searching for a real opportunity to kick it up a notch and truly commit myself to running. An email began circulating at the college where I work that offered a great opportunity to its employees - the chance to get a bib number for the Boston Marathon! So many thoughts began racing through my head; do I have enough time? Is it possible to train in a 6 month period for something so epic? What if I sign up and don't succeed?
After some thought, I've decided to go for it! What do I have to lose?! So I've done some research and have found a 26 week training program to get me started. So today marks my first day of training. I have a couple of injuries to contend with already (my knee and a pulled muscle in my back) from yoga, but I'm determined to work through them! I clocked about 1.3 miles today and feel pretty good about my first day.
Just keep running...