Thanks to Facebook's On This Day application, I discovered that my running anniversary was just about a week ago! It's still sometimes so surreal to think about the fact that I'm a runner. Not just any runner, but a 3x half-marathoner! Trust me, when I stepped on that treadmill for the first time four years ago I had zero expectations for any distance beyond just a mile so to be able to say I'll be running my 4th half-marathon this fall is so amazing. (Even more amazing? I've been using the treadmill these past couple weeks and I don't hate it.)
My first race was the Running With a Mission 5K at the Cleveland Zoo back in June 2012. I came in last place. But instead of letting that deter me, I've become a proud back of the pack runner. I host a podcast dedicated to the back and in July I will once again be presenting at FitBloggin about being a slow runner. I'm also currently writing a memoir about the subject that will be coming out next year.
MY LIFE IS AWESOME.
Right now I'm currently training for the 5K/10K Challenge at the Cleveland Marathon and I am so happy to be back as an Ambassador for the second year in a row. My fellow runners are some amazing, amazing people and I am so grateful they are so supportive of this ol' turtle and even let me join them in the Akron Marathon Relay last fall.
As an Ambassador, I not only get to represent this phenomenal organization, I also get to give away a free race entry!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Entries will be accepted until Sunday, February 28th, 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond. Free race entry is only good for a single distance (5K, 10K, 8K, Half, or Full) and is not eligible for the Challenge Series.
Love from the ashes,