Saturday, October 17, 2015

A grand tradition

In 2011, I made a decision to lose weight.  To change.  To get healthy. I changed my lifestyle, my mindset and I changed my future!  As a part of that change, I took up running.  My first 5k was done in June 2011, the 5k that is a part of Grandma's Marathon weekend in Duluth, MN.  I finished in 38:48. I was spent.  Miserable and sore. And... I was hooked.  But even still, when someone teased that the following year I should do the half marathon, I cracked up.  Like...seriously? HA!!! Never going to happen, I said.

Fast forward to June 2012... And I did my first Half Marathon.  Again it was Grandma's in Duluth.  I've done 6 more since then, including Grandma's half repeats in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  I had marathon dreams, but juggling work, kids and both me and hubby in grad school meant a Marathon was just not feasible. 

But I'm done with grad school now.  And it's time to do what I've been wanting to do for so long.  Grandmas Marathon, 2016!




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