Saturday, June 09, 2007

It's my Runaversary!

I looked back to when I started running. Like many runners, I didn't keep records at that time. But, I do remember walking out the front door and running past 10 homes before I was totally winded. I finished walking around the block and declared myself a runner.

Since then, I've run 662.4 miles in 5 days and 15 hours. That's like running from my home in Chandler, AZ to Las Vegas to Los Angeles to San Diego.

Since then, I have raced in Six 5k's, one 10k and three half marathons. The three halfs were back to back to back. In January I ran the Rock and Roll half in Phoenix. In February I ran the Lost Dutchman half in Apache Junction, AZ and in March I ran the Valley of Gold half in Tucson, AZ.

Since then, I have lost over 30 pounds , my cholesterol has dropped into the good range and my stamina has shot through the roof.

Since then, I have run in Indiana, Ohio, Arizona and California. I have run in front of two parades, alongside several lakes and canals, at night and day and I have even lead a half marathon at the 2 mile mark.

What's in store for year 2? I have several 5k's lined up. I want to run the New Times 10k (I believe it's on my birthday this year). I want to run the Mesa Turkey Trot again. I want to run at least one more half this year and run 3-4 half's before June of next year. I want to lose another 30 pounds. I want to do a major hike. Probably the Grand Canyon.

I started running in June of 2006 and my life hasn't been the same since.


J-Wim said...

Happy Runaversary - feels great doesn't it?
(love the phrase by the way)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

happy runaversary!!!!

Laufenweg said...

Congratulations on your Runaversary! :-) keep on keepin' on!