|Crossing the finish line at the 2011 Prairie Fire Marathon.|
I've been playing sports all of my life, mainly basketball, but running long distances used to be something I would dread. During high school conditioning the thought of running more than a mile (26.2 was not even close to registering) was exhausting just to think about. When I graduated and began college, I needed something to take the void basketball once filled. I turned to running.
After a while I began to enjoy it more and more and I felt the positive affects it was giving me physically, and mentally. Endurance sports became something I craved.
|Refueling and studying the route during the 2010 Triple Bypass.|
|After the Race for the Cure 5k.|
|With my mom and dad after the 2011 Prairie Fire Marathon|
After several months of a nagging injury, runner's knee, I am now recovered and back to running. Now I have a goal, like many marathoners, to qualify for the legendary Boston Marathon. I am 22-years-old, and "Boston" requires qualifying times categorized by age groups in order to run. At my age, I have to complete a Boston qualifying marathon in 3 hours and 5 minutes, or 185 minutes.
I am trying to be smart with my training and not rushing into any races until I prepared. This blog is another way to keep myself motivated and to keep a diary of my training.
Once again, thank you for coming to look at my new blog, and I hope you come back!
P.S. Blog posts in the future will be WAY shorter than this one!