Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ready or not-here I come!

There are ten days remaining until I complete my 4th half marathon! 

Three years ago, when I was pregnant with my third child, I never thought I could run around the block, let alone, run four half marathons! 

I ran one season of track when I was in 8th or 9th grade and pretty much hated it. My mom made me finish out the season because she never let me quit any activity that I had already started. 

But now I don't know where I would be without running and my running/triathlon/exercise friends! It is so nice to have friends who also like getting fit. It's fun to run on a Saturday morning with a group of ladies and see several people throughout town and on the trail running as well and everyone is training for the same race or races. 

So as I get ready to run the City of Bridges for the 3rd time, I am thankful that I made a life change to get fit. 

No matter what happens next weekend (although I would be very happy coming in under 2 hours and 7 min which I did last fall), I will be happy and thankful to be running the Pittsburgh Marathon with so many old and new friends all around me!