If you’re reading this blog, you probably want an author who is credentialed enough to speak on the subject of running. So if you’re here looking for an expert, then I’m sorry to disappoint. I run for fun, but I also run for my health, my sanity, and to prove to myself that I can reach goals I never thought possible.
I suppose, though, that I should put a little of my experience here to back up what I write. So, here’s a little about me.
I was a mediocre runner in junior high and high school. I ran the 1600 & 3200 meters in track, and I ran cross country. Ever since I wrote a research paper on the marathon in high school, I have had that distance on my list of things to complete someday. I started running in July of 2010 in order to complete my first 5K race (3.1 miles) the next month. I completed my first marathon in December of 2011. I have been bitten by the running bug and have gone on to complete additional marathons.
I have been consistently progressing as a runner, and it’s a natural part of my life. I enjoy running (and no, that is not an oxymoron), and I love to hear how other people discover the joy of running.
Here are some of my most recent PRs (personal records) in each race distance and I hope to continue to update this list.
5K: Radio Run, Sherman, March 29, 2014 – 23:09
10K: Sherman Education Foundation, Sherman, September 21, 2013 – 47:50
15k: Hot Chocolate 15k, February 6, 2016 – 1:20:30
Half marathon: Rock ‘n Roll Dallas, March 23, 2014 – 1:50:42
Marathon: Houston Marathon, January 19, 2014 – 4:02:03