Hi there! Welcome to Marathon Running!
Running has been a passion of mine for 10 years. Over the years, I have sought out as much information as I could to become a better runner from advice on apparel, tech gear, training schedules, cross training, nutrition, and even body science.
My friends and colleagues often ask me about running, which I love talking about, so I decided it was time to share my passion with a larger audience.
MY STARTING LINE
I have been athletic my entire life. Growing up in the 80’s, I got around like everyone else did via bicycles, scooters, rollerblading and running! I’ll be honest though, running was my least favorite because I just was not very good at it. I played soccer and softball, danced, water skied and snowboarded but no running outside of gym class.
It wasn’t until college that the spark of interest occurred when I watched my roommate train for her first Ironman Triathlon. She followed her training schedule and nutrition to a tee while also going to classes, studying, and working part-time. She was the epitome of inspiration.
Eventually, I joined a gym so that I could run on a treadmill, but I soon realized I was getting myself into more than just running.
MY RUNNING LIFE
I became serious about running after my daughter was born. I wanted to lose the baby weight as most new mothers do. By the time I reached my weight goal, I was getting hooked on the running euphoria and I needed another goal. So, I signed up for a local 5K. That 5K was amazing! I wasn’t the fastest by any means but being immersed in the culture and endorphins of such positive and happy people truly ignited my passion.
Since then, I have completed numerous 5K’s and 10K’s, 2 Spartan trifectas, 3 half marathons, and 2 full marathons.
Being a runner is a lifestyle and you become part of a community. You will have more running shoes than you know what to do with and you will get upset if your GPS watch pauses during a run. It just means that you are a runner too!
Please look around my website and if you have anything to add to the content or questions, I would love to hear it.
To progress every day!