Then and Now

Then and Now

My Running Life

I started running over seven years ago when I decided to sign up for a half marathon.Then I tried my first full marathon, the Women’s Nike, in 2006. Since then, I have experienced weight gain (and loss), winter storms, dog bites, and, my favorite rattlesnake fangs. Running has been a crazy road, but one I would gladly run down again because running has given me great friends and wonderful memories. And now, I cannot imagine my life without running.

My first half marathon took me two hours and thirty minutes. My most recent took me one hour and thirty-six minutes. To date, I have completed nine marathons, countless half marathons, and am just beginning to enjoy the wonderful 5K.

My hubby and I are on a journey to run a half marathon in every state. At the start of 2014, we have posted finishing times in six states (California, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Utah), for a total of 78.6 miles and many excellent adventures. We look forward to taking you with us as we run the final 576.4 miles on our next 44 adventures.


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About Runner Girl

Many people have asked me why I put in over two hours a day keeping up my Runner Girl page. They want to know why I started it and what keeps me at it. There are three main reasons:

1. Exercise and eating right have made my a huge positive change in my life and I want to help others experience the same change in theirs.

2. I believe in the philosophy of paying it forward. This is how I pay it forward for all of the people in my life who have helped motivate me toward my goals.

3. Finally, I found that you, my followers, have created a community where motivation,support, and accountability can be found. Whenever I am a bit sluggish, I turn to your posts and comments and replies to get going. For your words, thank you.