Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Sign up February!

Sign up February!
“Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the titanic.” ~Anonymous

When I first started running, I used to think that races were these intimidating things that only really fast people ran. The start would have lots of pushing, testosterone and intimidating people. But, after doing my first 10k at the Emerald City race in Dublin (white t-shirt) and then Columbus Half and Cap City Half, I realized that it's actually this fun end to a training season that lets you celebrate your goals with others. My sister Becca always comes and cheers and it's so fun to have her there. It's fun to have your mom and Kellly there as you complete your first triathlon when you couldn't even properly swim a far distance two months prior.

So, that's why I am having a sign up February. Starting this month.

Pick out a race or event and sign up. And then come over to this page and let us know how it's going. Tri? Tough Mudder? 5K, 10K, Half?

Last year I had several exercise goals.
  • Complete a tri (yes!)
  • Finish a 10K under 60 minutes (yes!)
Since I am pregnant, my goals are to run/walk at least 10 miles per week. And to work on learning to swim and improve my form. This has been the one key thing that has allowed me to keep my endurance and fitness during pregnancy as well as my sanity. :) Today I ran 4.1 miles at about a 11:30 pace and felt really good.

Fav. cheerleaders - Ava and Soph at my first race.


Jess said...

Great memories of cheering you on at that race!!

Brandon said...

Love the quote