Track My Miles!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Welcome to my blog and my first post.  I have been meaning to create this for a while, at the suggestion of my friend amanda in progress.  So here it is! 

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...
mimi Xo