It's been a couple of years since my last blog post. In that time, I have become a runner. You may remember my first race, the Gasparilla 5K in 2009. My goal was to run the entire 5K. Well, that didn't quite happen but I finished the race none the less. I continued running 5K races, increasing my pace a little.
I finally decided to join a running group that a couple of my friends already ran with. That was the game changer! I like running but I like my sleep more. So I wasn't really motivated to get up at 5:30am on my own to run. Meeting a group of people to run with made a huge difference. I wasn't doing it by myself and was accountable to others.
The Suncoast Striders running group helped me achieve my running goals. I have now run three half marathons and two full marathons! Marathon recaps coming soon.