I can’t believe 4 years have passed since I started my blog. I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself and running. Through running, I’ve made friends, built relationships, seen sights and been inspired by the stories of other runners. I hope you find something here that inspires you as well.
I am still in my 40’s – but not for long! I am a mom of two – one in college and one in high school, a wife, volunteer, cheap do-it-yourselfer, rule following, list making, expert internet time waster ;-), and dog owner. I love drinking coffee, eating chocolate – all things chocolate, browsing the aisles at Target and Whole Foods and I like to cook – usually. I love social media, my iPad and I think I’m addicted to Words with Friends and Angry Birds. Update: No WWF or Angry Birds. I’ve moved on to Pinterest… I also love pink – LOVE pink. 🙂
I started running in February of 2010 mostly because I was growing impatient with walking.
I’ve had arthroscopic surgery on my right knee as a result of a fall in late 2010. I made the decision to run my first marathon BEFORE I knew I would have to have surgery but I still did it! Now, I’ve completed THREE (yes… count them: 1, 2, 3!)
I said after the first in Galveston in 2012 that I’d never do it again.
Right after the 2nd one in Houston in January of 2014, I had a little incling that I’d do it again.
After the 3rd… I do believe that’s it! I think I am out for good. It is an AMAZING experience, but I may just be too (fill in the blank) to do another.
You are too cute for words! I am so proud of you and I KNOW KNOW KNOW you can do it! I will be reading to keep up with your progress.
Ok I’m inspired to at least start exercising
This is awesome, Mary! I wish you the best and I will definitely keep you in my prayers…you CAN do this!!!
Hey! What training schedule are you following? Looks like you’re doing great!
Thanks – I am using a combination of a few 18 week schedules. I can’t remember where I got my original schedule from but I tweaked the long run distances, added two days of running on the treadmill (at marathon pace and doing intervals), and I am taking brief walk breaks at each 1-1/2 mile point on long runs. (Water stations at the race I’m training for are going to be at each 1-1/2 mile.) On ‘off’ days, I stretch and do quad exercises that I continued from physical therapy.
It is working for me so far. I think!
Ah! I’m following Hal Hidgeon’s Novice 2. I like it because it allows me to run 4 days a week. At 5 I get tired of running quickly!