Saturday, June 9, 2012

Building my Identity as a Runner

I just finished reading "Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving- and Not Lose Your Family, Job or Sanity" By Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea.  And let me tell you, it was amazing. I laughed, I cried, I related to the conent, I learned about running and about myself. 

These past few years of running I have been building my identity as a runner.  And I like thinking of it that way.   I'm really not sure what got me out there in the beginning.  What motivated me to start, but I'm sure thankful I did.  I've learned more about myself in the long miles of solitude than i could have ever hoped to learn anywhere else. 

I know being pregnant I cannot expect to go out and PR on any of my runs/races... but just being out there makes me proud of myself.  And I know I will get myself back to where i was- and even better.

My 2013 running goals:
1. Pass 2 mile Army PT test run by January
2. Run 3 to 5 times a week in the winter
3. Join the Valley Women's Running Team (March?)
4. Run 4 to 6 times a week in the summer
5. Colony Days 5K in 30min or less
6. Women's 5 miler in 50min or less
7. Train for a 10K and a Half- Run in August/September...

Don't forget this girl.

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