Back in highschool, distance running was the only track and field event in which I ever did well. I can’t run fast, or jump high or throw, but my endurance was what always kept me in the game and I was proud of it. I kept running regularly in my first year of University, but a degree in Communications and English requires a lot of reading…which requires a lot of sitting.
Several years ago, I decided I wanted to start running again so I signed up for a 10km run. Getting there was tough, but the feeling of reaching that goal was so worth it. From there, I started wondering how much further I could go. I started running longer distances and completed my first half marathon in October 2011. After that, I was addicted to running. I honestly thought I would tone it down after that half marathon, but since then, there’s been no looking back.
In October 2013, just after my 30th birthday, I completed my first full marathon. To read about my experience, read my race recap here.
I love the challenge of running. I love that I continue to surprise myself. I love the sense of pride and personal accomplishment you get from a personal best and I can’t wait to share the next challenges with you.
About this blog
This blog is about running. What sorts of things can you expect to read about? Here are a few ideas:
- Stories about my experiences running and training
- Race recaps
- Tips for running and training
- Recipes, nutrition and food suggestions for runners
- Moral support for fellow runners
This blog will be largely about me, but every now and then you’ll see Q&A’s or guest posts from other runners.
I love feedback, so leave me a comment on one of my posts and feel free to share your stories and tips too.
If you’re interested in writing, leave me a comment on one of my posts, or send me a message on Twitter. I’m @MirandaMac.