Since the marathon in November 2011, I stopped running. I was burned out big-time! I look back at my training and can't believe that was me out there logging those miles. I never thought of myself as a "runner". It's fun to do the impossible.
Before I got the crazy idea to run a marathon, I was doing a pretty good job of running 5ks and 10 milers. I actually enjoyed it and felt such a sense of achievement when crossing the finish line. For someone who used to be a big 'ole couch potato, I am still in awe that its me running for fun and not because I am being chased.
So when Jeff planted the idea in my head to get back to running and begin again, I thought to myself, "why not?" I am starting from ground zero. I've downloaded a running app and I am following it diligently. It will get to me to running a 5k and then I'll keep adding the mileage slowly.
I am loving the small victories of being able to run for a minute, then 90 seconds, and doing it repeatedly throughout the 36 minutes allotted. It feels good to break a sweat. And it feels great to know my legs are able to get me where I need to go. I run for everyone who can't. And that feels awesome.