One year ago today I started running. Well, actually for the first three months I hardly clocked any mileage. It seemed I could only run a half a mile at a time in the early months. As I have tracked my miles I see that I have run 1,027 miles in this first calendar year of my run.
During my running year, I started in October with the Palm Springs Tram Challenge, then on Thanksgiving I ran a 5 k. Starting in January I ran my first half marathon. Since January I have 7 half marathons under my belt and tomorrow will be number 8 in Long Beach. I am scheduled for 4 more this year…San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara and Las Vegas. In January I start the year with running another half marathon at Disneyland with my daughter.
I want to thank Alba for encouraging me to run and coaching me. Even my daughter has run 3 races with me, and will also be running with me in San Jose, Las Vegas and of course Disneyland.
If you would have asked me a year ago if I thought I could do it I would have said no way…I am not a runner. But with determination and hard work, you can accomplish anything!