Me

After completing my first triathlon at Callaway Gardens

After completing my first triathlon at Callaway Gardens

About a year and a half ago, a friend of mine and I decided to start running together, so we could do a 5K.  The two of us would sporadically run that first month and ran our first 5K in Feb of 2012.  Upon completion of the 5k, which by the way we walked some (a lot) of it, we decided to register for a half marathon.  I’m not sure what we were thinking!  We wanted it to be a fun one, so we registered for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Savannah, GA.  We’d have almost 8 months to train, so we figured we could do it.  Long story short, my friend couldn’t complete the training with me or even go to Savannah to run it, but I wasn’t backing down from what I said I was going to do.  So, on Nov. 3rd, 2012, I completed my first half marathon.  It wasn’t pretty, and I walked quite a bit, but I finished, and I was just about ready to never run again, but luckily, I met some running buddies through Atlanta Southside Runners http://www.atlantasouthsiderunners.com, and I decided to keep going.  I’ve since ran 4 more half marathons, and a sprint triathlon along with many other shorter races, and finally, a little over a YEAR into running, I can say that I actually enjoy it!

Next on my agenda, I have 2 half marathons in the fall.  I’ll be running the Allstate 13.1 in October, and the Savannah Rock n Roll again in November if my hip injury that I’m currently dealing with is well enough to train for them.  I’d also like to run a full marathon, do an Olympic distance triathlon, and maybe even a Half Ironman next year.  Stay tuned…….

Stephanie

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