Wednesday, January 05, 2011


I have written in a journal my fair share over the years. From the mandatory one I had to keep in second grade, to Weight Watcher point journals, to work out journals. And this year? I am going to keep a running journal or "Training Log 2011" if you will. I couldn't be more excited. And what makes it even more special? My friends are the ones who designed and created it. I know some pretty talented people.

Be jealous of this folks.

The Cover


I love this intro page.


Monthly view


Weekly view. I love the weekly miles and miles to date part at the bottom. I didn't keep track of this last year and I am pretty excited about doing it this year.


And scattered throughout are pictures and photos, all related to East Nasty and running.


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!