Maybe it is too early to write this post, but I have 2012 race news and I want to share it with everyone!
Let’s back up a bit, shall we?
When I started running in late 2008, I never thought that I would become a runner. I thought that I’d run a few miles on the treadmill at the gym or in my basement and get into shape and that would be that.
Then, my friend enticed me to race my first 5k and I was hooked!
Hooked on running, hooked on racing.
That was May 2009.
I ran a few more races in 2009, but never got into a consistent running schedule. By October of that year, I had run my first 10k race at the zoo and had decided to run a half marathon and soon.
In November 2009, I got pregnant (and ended up puking every time I tried to run).
By August 2010 Fergus joined our family via C-Section and I waited to heal and get back on the
Finally I did. It was October 2010 and I was determined to race the Mississauga half marathon in May 2011. I joined the running room program. I ran the race.
I spent the rest of this summer working on speed and racing to PBs in 5k (26:50) and 10k (57:15) races. On November 6th, 2011, I’ll PB at the Hamilton half marathon (yep, I’m calling it here).
And I became a runner.
And a racer.
And racers, race.
Two nights ago, I put my money where my mouth is and signed up for the following:
Robbie Burns 8k
Chilly Half Marathon
Around the Bay 30k
Mississauga FULL Marathon
(and the relevant Running Room clinic)
This will take my 2012 season to May. Stay tuned for plans for the second half of the year.
A year that will continue to see me evolve as a true runner, something I never thought I’d become.