Introduction

Welcome to my blog!

First off, thank you so much for looking! I hope you stick around; it would be a great encouragement, as I’m trying to keep a blog alive 🙂

I’ve been running since August (or so) 2011. As of this month (November, 2013) I’ve run a 2 mile race (my first race ever), two 5K’s, and two 10K’s. I’m currently training for my first half marathon that will be held in February. I will also be running a 10K in December. I am following the FIRST training method, as it works the best with my busy schedule and history of injuries (although I have been feeling great and been in super condition for the last year and a half). I enjoy sports (biking is my second favorite), I have been playing classical piano for about 6 1/2 years, and I want to become an orthopedic surgeon (sports medicine specialist, maybe working predominately with runners).

A big part of my training has been weight loss. About mid-July, my official starting  weight was 166.6 lbs. This morning I weighed 145.2 lbs! It’s been a long process, but by balancing training and eating a healthy, controlled diet I’ve been able to lose the weight. I want to get down to about 125 lbs., but my goal is to be under 130 lbs on race day. I think it’s a tough but attainable goal. To be totally honest, I would love a six-pack (hence the lower goal weight), so when I’m nearing that point, I’ll adjust my goal weight as needed. I’m not talking body-builder woman six-pack (yuck), just lean with definition.

My goal with this blog is to just share updates on my training, connect with other runners and their training, share and receive tips, tricks, and advice, share stories, et cetera. Something I though of that I’m very excited to do is to vlog my races. What I would do is share step by step parts of my preparing, maybe get a shot or two during the race, and then post race (I though it would be funny for those summer 7 AM starting-time races where I wake up at 4:45 to fuel, LOL).

Hope y’all enjoy!

P.S. Sorry if I rambled 😛

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2 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. Awesome work so far, and good luck as you continue to venture ahead! Keep in mind that not everyone will get abs, even when they are at a very low weight. I’m lucky enough where I have the genes for it–I’ve basically had abs since I was a young girl without working to hard to get it haha. But I have friends who are at very low weights and don’t see much of an ab definition.
    Anyway, good luck, and I will be following! 🙂

    • Thanks for the encouragement! Yeah, I didn’t really think I could until my mom said she had abs when she was a teenager/young adult (she had a similar build then as I have now). I am naturally more muscular and have a medium-small build (I’m also short) so I think its possible. However, if I’m getting down to a low weight and aren’t seeing much definition, I’ll just let it be-no need to push myself to unhealthy places.

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