Running is really what helped me achieve my weight loss goals in the past 2 years. I certainly have done plenty of strength training, and mixed it up with some spinning classes (and actually biking outside!), core-training classes, and the occasional brutal half-hour on the step machine, but running truly became my passion. No matter how much I didn’t feel like going to the gym, a nice long run outside always got me up and at em.
I ran my first half marathon (and first race ever, actually) on April 26,2009, a freakishly hot spring Sunday, in Central Park. After months of training in 50-60 degree weather, the temperature settled at a sweltering 92 that day. Eesh, it was toasty! I finished in 2:08 – slower than I had hoped, but considering the weather, good enough for me!
I was hoping to try for my second half this fall, but with this cast on my leg, I guess that’s not happening!
But I will be back out there as soon as physically possible! With doctor’s permission, of course…
I’m planning to do the same half as last year this coming April 2010 – The Fitness Half & More Marathon. If anyone is interested in training with me, I get my mobility back in October, so let me know!