Today is my 1 year anniversary of writing this blog.
Okay, that deserves a picture!
It has been a crazy year. When I started this blog, I had only run 5Ks and was preparing for my first half marathon. I also had lost about 85 lbs and would loose another 15 (10 of which I gained back over Christmas.)
Since then, I ran my half marathon in 1:44, my marathon in 4:15 and PRed a 5K in 21:48.
I got hurt. I thought I hurt my achilles, but actually it ended up being a heel spur. I also jammed my hip during my marathon training and am still getting past it all.
I trained for my marathon in the hot Alabama Summer. Nothing like getting up at 4:00 AM, working until 2:00, going to the Chiropractor till 4:00 and then trying to run in 100+ degree heat.
I missed qualifying for Boston by 45 minutes. Still not a bad first marathon. I had wonderful participation on my blog during my marathon as I ran and my brother kept people up on my progress. TJ missed qualifying for Boston my 3 minutes – I was very proud of him.
Also a year of my Lovely Wife supporting me and putting up with me being out running 1-3 hours a day!!! Thank you Lovely Wife! I honestly couldn’t do this without you!
So here I am. One year to the day of starting my blog. This is my 322nd entry.
Thank you to all of you who follow and encourage me on my journey. It has been a heck of a ride so far. I am not giving up on my goal of Boston. I am going to do it. I will continue until I make it and then… maybe start ultras?
One year down, another on the way.
God bless you all.