One Race, One Month, One Year

lillyruns:

theonenamedevelyn:

This was my main motivation for many long runs.

I used to get through my slogs by planning my next meal

lillyruns:

theonenamedevelyn:

This was my main motivation for many long runs.

I used to get through my slogs by planning my next meal

(Source: run39, via becoming-a-knockout)

Sorry for the absence!

Hey everyone!

Once again, life has shown up to take me away from blogging. The good news is that much of why I have been busy is not doing just one race per month…but up to two! That and I have been without a computer for almost three months. Luckily, I now have time and I now took care of that computer business!

I need to update on my Tap N Run race, Never Quit 2013, Memorial Day 5K, AND Hale & Hearty 7K. CRAZY RIGHT?!

In the time since my last post, I have also made some personal achievements. As stated earlier, I did a my first 7K. I also ran two 5Ks in one day, and cut my mile time from a 15:00 average to a 12:15 average! I am also one medal closer to my five-medal goal by the end of 2013. Naturally I am proud and surprised at how much I’ve been able to accomplish!

What do I have coming up next? Sadly due to the Florida, wool-like humidity, I haven’t signed up for a July race and am considering taking off that month. There aren’t a lot of options available locally. However, it’s not like I haven’t made up for it!

But the next month, I signed up for Tour de Pain: three races, 24 hours. That will make medal #5! A 4-mile trek at the beach on a Friday night, a 5K downtown the next morning, and a 1-mile “fun run” (we’ll see…) later in the afternoon. I have a feeling that series is going to humble me!

In September, I signed up for the Wounded Warriors 8K. This one is near and dear to my heart, especially as someone whose father is a Vietnam Vet. I work at a college bookstore by day, and one of the services our college provides is helping military students get acclimated into higher education. Every semester, a group of Wounded Warriors visits our store, and we help them with their textbooks. It is always a humbling experience, and it’s admirable to see young men like these pursuing aspirations outside of the military. I set a goal to raise $500 for this cause. I’ll make sure to plug it on here!

Then, at the request of a dear friend who has fulfilled his dream of enlisting in the Navy, I agreed to do my first half marathon with him before he leaves at the end of the year. He was also gracious enough to draw up a training plan. I figured 13.1 miles is the least I can do for someone who is willing to give his all for his country.

Tl;dr. But expect to see more from me in the next few months! I am absolutely stoked to have a race schedule set up almost to the end of the year, and can’t wait to share these experiences with you!

thefrogman:

Doodle Time by Sarah Anderson [tumblr | twitter]

The daily struggle

thefrogman:

Doodle Time by Sarah Anderson [tumblr | twitter]

The daily struggle

(Source: sarahseeandersen)

thatfellowsthings:

There’s a new Sonic arcade game that actually involves running fast on a treadmill


Bring. It. On.

thatfellowsthings:

There’s a new Sonic arcade game that actually involves running fast on a treadmill

Bring. It. On.

(via ruinedchildhood)

A note from a friend. This warmed my heart. I walk/run. Hell I’m slow! But motivating others without so much realizing it helps me get motivated too. I needed this. Never quit you guys! Finish strong :)

A note from a friend. This warmed my heart. I walk/run. Hell I’m slow! But motivating others without so much realizing it helps me get motivated too. I needed this. Never quit you guys! Finish strong :)

It didn’t feel appropriate to post about my Tap N’ Run race after the Boston bombings. Look for post soon though.