I had initially decided that running was just going to be for me to get my weight under control and get healthier. I later reluctantly signed up for the Shamrock Shuffle. Once I ran that I became hooked and it's been race after race ever since. I conquered my first half marathon in June 2012 and then my first marathon in October 2013. I feel like I've accomplished so much in these first 3 years and yet I'm just getting started.
First - Race to Wrigley April 2012 24:24
PR - Urban Hoedown August 2014 21:05
First - Shamrock Shuffle March 2012 42:19
PR - Bastille Day July 2014 36:36
Number Run: 6
First - United Run for Zoo June 2012 52:43
PR - United Run for Zoo June 2013 47:00
Number Run: 8
First - Allstate 13.1 June 2012 2:13:03
PR - Chicago Half September 2014 1:40:54
First - Chicago Oct 2013 4:26:32
PR - Chicago Oct 2014 3:49:51
Number Run: 2
I have 3 more marathons to run in the next 3 months so that number is definitely going to go up. I'm going to need to find a decent 10K soon just because I know I'm faster than my PR now by a longshot. I ran around 46 minutes for the last 10K of the Chicago Half so that is a sort of PR right? I really just have 2 goals I'd like to achieve in my 4th year of running - get my marathon time down to 3:30 and my 5K time below 20. Neither is going to be easy. I'm going to have to dig in and probably start eating better to lose a little more weight. I'm down 25 lbs in these 3 years, but am still about 25 lbs above normal for my height and that makes a huge difference when it comes to running performance.