Running Journal

I'm hooked!  I love to run, and I never thought I would say that.  NEVER! :-)

One reason I decided to try running was because I was looking for a way to lose those last pesky 10 pounds that have plagued me for years. No matter what weight loss plan or exercise regimen I adopted, I was always stuck at the higher end of my healthy weight range - teeter tottering between overweight and healthy weight.

I started out slow. A friend of mine on Facebook was using the Ease into a 5K app, so I downloaded it - the only app I've ever paid to download - and gave it a go.  There were some 5Ks I wanted to participate in, and I hoped this would help me, at the very least, feel less intimidated by these events.

That app was exactly what I needed!  It challenged me, but it wasn't impossible.  And every time I met its weekly goals, I felt like I had won the lottery. I was hooked. I saw it through, and I planned to run my first 5K on Labor Day 2012.

My husband and I made a weekend of it.  We got a babysitter, a hotel room, and "ran" off to Athens, GA - home of the University of Georgia's bulldogs.  It was a great weekend, and my first 5K was awesome!


I love running!  Did I say that already? ;-)

I love the excitement of a race.  I love losing myself in my tunes and just running away from the world and running with my Savior.  I love being healthy, and I really love that my metabolism has been so quickened by running that I can basically eat what I want, when I want it.  Healthy food that is.  ;-)

If you are thinking, "That's great for her, but I'll never be able to accomplish anything like that," all I can say is, give it a go!  You just might surprise yourself by how much you can actually do - like I did myself!

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
 ~ John Bingham

For those who need some tunes while running, please read...
 Christian Running Playlist

2017

My 5Ks and Running Times 2017:
1. The Hot Chocolate 5K - FOR FUN
2. The Color Run - FOR FUN
3. Love Peru 5K - 34:44
4. A Flippin 5K - 37:18
5. Hickory Flat Out 5K - 36:00

2016

My 5Ks and Running Times 2016:
1. The Hot Chocolate 5K - FOR FUN
2. With or Without You 5K - 36:00
3. Tutus and Pirates 5K - 37:00
4. The Color Run - FOR FUN
5. Autism Awareness 5K - 35:22
6. Hustle for Heroes 5K - 35:35
7. A Flippin 5K - 33:30
8. Chick-fil-a Connect Race Series - 36:32
9. A Walk/5K to Remember - FOR FUN
10. Run for the Children - 33:58

My 10Ks and Running Times 2016:
1. The Peachtree Road Race - 1:31:00
2. The Tortoise and Hare 10K Trail Race - FOR FUN

My FuN rUnS with my girls 2016:
1. Love Peru Fun Run and 5K - FOR FUN
2. Collins Dixon 5K and Fun Run - FOR FUN
3. The Smile Run - FOR FUN

2015

My 5Ks and Running Times 2015:
1. The Hot Chocolate 5K - FOR FUN
2. CASA Superhero Run - 38:00
3. The Color Run - FOR FUN
4. Multiple Myeloma Research 5K - 35:30
5. Footprints on the Heart - 35:06
6. Collins Dixon 5K - 42:50

My 10Ks and Running Times 2015:
1. Berry 10K - 1:16:00
2. The Peachtree Road Race - 1:23:15
3. The Tortoise and The Hare 10K Trail Race - FOR FUN

2 Mile Walk 2015:
1. A Walk/5K to Remember


Virtual Race 2015:
1. December 10, 2015

2014

My 5Ks and Running Times 2014:
1. The Hot Chocolate 5K - 37:01
2. Faith! Fight! Finish! 5K - 32:15
3. Run So Chris Can Walk 5K - 30:57
4. The Color Run - FOR FUN
5. MedAssets 5K Race for Heroes - 29:58
6. Collins Dixon 5K - 34:53
7. Chiefs 5K - 33:30
8. A Walk/5K to Remember - 29:41 WOW!!!
9. CASA Superhero Run - 35:08
10. Run for God - 34:50
11. Gobble Jog 2014 - 34:43


2013

My 5Ks and Running Times 2013:
1. Annual Run for the Children 5K - 34:30
2. The Color Run - FOR FUN
3. Chiefs 5K - 34:28
4. MedAssets 5K Race for Heroes - 31:47 
5. Collins Dixon 5K - 34:40
6. The Mayor's Challenge - 33:48
7. Save a Rack 5K - 33:33
8. A Walk/5K to Remember - 32:15
9. Multiple Myeloma Research 5K - 34:58
10. Gobble Jog 2013 - 34:00

My First 10K and Running Time - 2013:
1. The Peachtree Road Race - 1:20:58


2012

My 5Ks and Running Times 2012:
1. Athens Action Dash - 39:12
2. GA Tech Going Green - 36.12
3. A Walk/5K to Remember - 35:15
4. Autism Awareness - 38:45

My FuN rUnS with my girls 2012:
1. Twilight Fun Run - 14:17 (1 mile)
2. Gobble Jog 2012 - 9:40 (1 mile)

1 comment:

  1. I love this Jamie!! One day I will take your inspiration and "run" with it. At least I hope I will.

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