I like to run. No scratch that – I love to run.
So often I’ve had people scoff at that notion. “Running? Fun? You’ve got to be kidding!”
Nope, not kidding.
There was a day I would probably have agreed with them. However, I found one huge key for enjoying running – training for something.
So far, I have run the following races:
Great Pumpkin Chase 5k, Harrisburg, PA. October 2009 – 26:55.
Dash for Diabetes 5k, Hershey, PA. May 2010 – 24:27 (PR).
Wissahickon 10k Trail Race, June 5, 2010. 1:10:05.
Double Creek 5k, York, PA. June 19, 2010. 25:05. Third place in my age group (20-25).
Servants Inc 5k, York, PA. August 28th, 2010. Ran with friend – did not keep track of time.
Great Pumpkin Chase 5k, Harrisburg, PA. October 2010 – 24:28. Finished 25th overall out of all female runners and third place in my age group (20-25).
Amish County Half Marathon, Bird-in-hand, PA. November 6th, 2010 – 2:06:18.
I find the key to enjoying running to be having a challenge to shoot for. I’m constantly browsing Runningintheusa.com for my next race and I seem to have ‘race’ fever now! I wish I could train for a marathon but that is for another season in my life…
Next on my training list – the National Half in DC in March! *Squeeeee!*