Sunday, January 02, 2011
I am a Runner because I Run.
The thing that I am most proud of doing in 2010 was finishing a half marathon. A year ago today I wrote this post outlining my goals for 2010. Goals, because I hate the word resolution. And I actually did pretty well. The only thing that went completely by the wayside, was the whole budget thing. Not.even.close. But back to the whole running thing. I am not even sure why I decided I was going to run a half. It probably had something to do with the 3 miles I was tricked into running and 4 5ks I had run that fall. And with that post, Annie Parsons made a comment that literally changed my life. And I am not being dramatic here folks.
Annie suggested I join East Nasty to help train for my half marathon. I am sure I could have trained for the half on my own, but would I have had as much fun? Met some amazing people who I am now lucky enough to call friends? Would I have done as well as I did? Probably not. East Nasty is an amazing community of supportive individuals who enjoy life, helping others, and encouraging each other to do their best. It's pretty awesome. This year I completed not one, but two half marathons. And you know what? I actually enjoy running now.
Thank you Annie P and all my East Nasty friends. You made 2010 a great year and I am looking forward to 2011!
Annie and I after the Country Music Half...I look like I had been hit by a truck and Annie on the other hand looks amazing.
Half marathon #2!