Sunday, December 18, 2011


Today I completed my 1000th mile since I started tracking runs in late 2010!  How did I get so far?

I ran my first 5k in Septemeber 2010 but then took a break from running for a bit.  It wasn't until I signed up for the Brooklyn Half Marathon in spring 2011 that I started to take training seriously.  Starting out was downright hard.  I was out of shape.  Running just one mile was difficult and I thought that achieving a sub 10 minute mile was impossible.  The largest motivation for sticking with it was that I committed myself to money for Millenium Promise.

I don't know when it happened but at some point I started to enjoy the runs.  This must have been a result of being in better shape and not hurting as much afterwards.

Even now, after 1000 miles, it is sometimes tough to get out there and start the run.  Today I really had to build up motivation.  When I went to run it was 24° F outside.  I told myself that after the first half mile it would be fine.  It was.  I even managed to get too hot toward the end of the run.  I have never regretted going for a run but I've certainly regretted not going.

Finishing Sleepy Hollow 10k; running isn't always easy but it is always worth it!

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