For as long as I could remember, I hated running. I would have to run a mile in middle school under 15 minutes and never ever made it. I excelled academically but not physically. Middle school was a tough period and I absolutely hated p.e. class.
Then I started high school. I was always chubby growing up but never thought much of it! I was completely unhappy with who I was and my body. I didn’t feel pretty like the other girls. And I still hated working out. I finally decided to join the water-polo and swim team. This is where I fell in love with running. Most of our morning practices we’re spent running 4-5 miles before we started any practice in the water. I always looked forward to our morning practices 🙂
I graudated high school and stopped working out all together. Between driving to La Jolla to visit my fiance (at the time boyfriend) at UCSD, working, and going to school full time, I didn’t have time to work out or run. I literally felt a difference in me, mentally, physically and emotionally.
I finally decided to get back into running and making working out a priority. I decided to change things around and make working out fit my life!
Once I started running again, I noticed a huge change in my self esteem and mental clairty. I was born to run. I am a runner!
Because I was so passionate about running and was so into it. My father in law talked me into running my first half marathon and ever since I have been addicted!
I have went from hating running and not being able to run a mile in under 15 minutes and eating junk food to being a complete addict and running junkie and running 6-7:00 minute miles and eating completely healthy with an occasional splurge 😉 ! I now live a healthy running lifestyle 🙂 Running has truly changed my life and is a part of me now and who I am! I may feel fat at times or think I can always be skinner, have a flatter stomach, or wish I had a certain “body type” but one thing I know is I am a strong runner!
Disney Half Marathon: September 2008
This was my first race ever! I instanly fell in love with this course, and offically became addicted to running races after this race!
Surf City Half Marathon: February 2009
Truly not the best race I have ran. I hardly trained for this race! I did love the medal!
Disney Half Marathon: September 2009
I truly just love this race! I set a goal to do better than the first time I ran this race and surprisingly I dropped 10 minutes from the previous year I ran it 🙂
Long Beach Half Marathon: October 2009
This by far was the best course ever! I absolutely loved this course. This race meant a lot to me because The fiance ran it with me 🙂 He’s not a runner at all, he’s my super fan! We trained all summer together and we ran our first and last race together 🙂 Fiance said he’s better as a fan then a runner! This race was also the first time I didn’t worry about my time and truly just soaked in the run!
Fontana Half Marathon: June 2010
I ran this race very spur of the moment! I was itching to run and decided to just run it, and only trained for a week! The course was all down hill, but not the best course!
Disney Half Marathon: September 2010
I truly just love this race and course! I was hoping for a 1:45 and was so shocked when I got sub 1:45. I ran hard this race, but sadly started having knee problems on mile 10, so I had to slow down a bit. But this race was good and I hope to beat my time next year!
Arizona Rock and Roll Half Marathon: January 2011