I ran cross country in high school. I wasn’t any good at it (ran to get in shape for basketball), by any stretch of the imagination. College came and went, but the pounds came with it- ‘Freshman 15′? I put that on…almost every semester. April 2012 I weighed 380 pounds. At last check I was 200 pounds. I have entered my results to Beachbody and even won a ‘Daily Prize’ for my weight loss story.
Unfortunately, I’ve hit that ‘wall’. I need something to reach my ultimate goal- 175 pounds, over 200 pounds lost. I’ve transformed my life, and I think running a marathon will continue to do that. Less than 2 years ago I could barely walk a mile in 20 minutes…now I’m registered to run 26.2. Wow.
I’ve run a few 5K’s since I started my journey, even ran a half-marathon last April (so in 1 year I went from walking a mile at best, to running 13.1)- I finished something like 180/800 people. My time was just under 1:47…not too bad. At this point, I need to have that extra thing to push me- I really think training for a marathon would do just that.
I’m active with social media, to an extent (who isn’t nowadays!?). I have a degree in communications, so theoretically I know how to functionally communicate with others. I’ve been told I’m funny…by others, not just myself, I promise I often get mistaken for Matt Damon…lucky him, right? I would love to do this blog, so please choose me!