Today is the one year anniversary of when I started running. I've never run before as a form of exercise. I was in the military 26 years ago, so I did do small amounts of running when forced. Anyway, I was about 3 months into my "losing weight and getting healthy" resolution from last year when a friend talked me into doing a 5K. The 5K was in May, so I thought I'd give it a try. I was still heavier than I wanted to be to start running, but I told myself I'd take it slow and pay attention to any pains that might be more than my body complaining about moving again after 20+ years. I ran (using that word loosely here) that 5K in 38:59. Today, I did my 4 mile easy run in 41:13. I'm still 15lbs away from where I want to be weight wise, but I never really thought I'd ever be able to run the way I do today. I know I'm not fast by most standards, but I don't care. I can move my body longer distances than most of the people I know. It's simply amazing to me what we can do with persistence and determination.
Happy Anniversery, and very inspirational.
We are all on our own journey, and you're doing great. Anything is possible with time and determination, I tell people that all the time.
2014 Goals | sub-19 5k | sub-1:26 HM | BQ
Grats on your progress thus far, and much more going forward. It's great when you have those moments of realization that you have come so far over a period of time.
Yay you! I still marvel sometimes at how far or how well I can cover distances I once thought were impossible! Keep on truckin' sistah!
Quote from BeachRunner3234 on 6/25/2013 at 8:20 PM:
So I'm currently sitting with a bag of frozen corn in my ass.
Happy Runniversary! Congrats on your journey!
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: Space Coast Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Congratualtions on your anniversary! You are doing great and you can expect many more nice things to happen to you if you keep on running. Thank you for sharing your story and also for joining us here!
PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013
Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013
3 years, 13 marathons, 13 BQs
You and the many members with similar stories are why I stay on the forums!
"When the gun goes off, everything changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters!"
Great job, keep it up! Congrats on your runniversary.
Has Broken Parts
Congratulations and I hope you have many more to come!
"Address the process rather than the outcome. Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp
**Dave fist bumps Robin**
Happy anniversary my friend.
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Happy runniversary!!!!! congrats on great progress!!!
PRs: 5K- 28:16 (5/5/13) 10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13) 4M- 41:43 (9/7/13) 15K- 1:34:25 (8/17/13) 10M- 1:57:23 (6/15/13) HM- 2:21:47 (10/12/13)
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Happy Runiversary. So glad you feel better, stay with the program, keep it slow so you don't get injured.
Looking forward to your 2nd year report. Shout out to Robinde !!!
Way to go Robin. Its great to hear stories like yours. Happy Runniversary!!
Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17
Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08
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