My first run was on February 9, 2013… it was cold outside and I ran next to my best friend Mosby. It was her first run, too. We had somehow decided it was a good idea to start training for a 5k, despite the fact neither one of us had ever enjoyed running. Ever.
|One of our first runs!!|
That was when our love for running started. On that first day, we barely made it a half mile without collapsing– but it felt great! I was so inspired to run just a little farther each time…. and I did!
One of my favorite things to do is look back at how far I’ve come since February. It still seems a little crazy to me that I actually run…. and like it (most of the time, anyway;).
I use Nike’s Runtastic app and I love it. It tells me basically everything I could ever want to know about my run: my average time, distance, change in elevation, calories burned, etc. And it’s free! Total win for all runners out there:)
So in my first six months of running, I’ve
run 115.62 miles.
burned 11,023 calories (how cool is that?!)
for a total of 22 hours.
That’s almost an entire day of running!!
|After finishing our 5k…. our friends came out to support us!! 🙂 Best day ever.|
So here’s to celebrating little milestones and looking forward to many, many more. Get out there and start doing something today… something you’ve been putting off and making excuses to avoid! I promise, it’s worth it down the road!!