Our church is doing a GO BIG campaign. There are several parts to the campaign, but one of them is to do something BIG to remember 2013 as the year you went BIG. Well, I really want my GO BIG to be bringing Annie home, but I have not control of that, so I decided to GO BIG in another way. I decided that I am going to run a half marathon this year. YIKES! I have already put it out there, so I am now accountable to all of you!!! I started running at the beginning of this year. I wanted to be able to just run a few miles just for a way to exercise. But, I conquered the couch to 5k and I have even made it to a 10k (not an actual race, but on my own). This is huge for me. I have never run in my entire life. In January I could not even finish day 1 of couch to 5k. It have to really push myself and really focus. I am determined. I will make it to this half marathon.
Yesterday, I ran my first 5k. The TastyRun at the Taste of Addison. I finished it in 32min 38 seconds. That was a record for me. I just didn't even realize how fast I was running. Plus, they had yummy food after the race. How fun is that? I cannot wait for my next race. Next up....a 10K. I am thankful for my running friend, Courtney Collins that motivates me. And of course, my husband who always encourages and motivates me!!!