Running For My Life

I took up running in June 2010.  I didn’t think I would like it as much I do.  When I’m running, I don’t have to think about anything.  I just have to put one foot in front of the other and propel myself forward.  All my troubles are chased away with each step.  When I finish running I feel like I’ve accomplished something great.  It doesn’t matter if I ran two miles or ten.  It’s not simply about weight loss; it’s about health and fitness. It’s about sanity.  When I’m running, I’m running for my life.

I’m going to keep track of the road races that I do.  My goal is to complete a marathon.  I’m not going to set a time frame in doing so.  I’m just going to put one foot in front of the other until I get there.

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  -Isaiah 40:31

06/12/10 Army Birthday 5K Ft. Meade, MD ##### 35:21
06/19/10 Run for the Red 5K Arlington, VA ##### 31:15
07/11/10 Caribbean Sounds 8K Washington, DC 687 52:24
07/24/10 Park Heights Race 5K Baltimore, MD #### 30:02
09/04/10 Quiet Waters 5K Annapolis, MD 66 34:28
09/19/10 McHenry Tunnel Run 5K Baltimore, MD 509 30:24
09/26/10 Navy 5 Miler 5M Arlington, VA 2376 50:36
10/10/10 Caribbean Sounds 10K Baltimore, MD 145 56:39
10/17/10 NLE Memorial 5K Washington, DC 589 29:54
10/23/10 Capital Hospice 8K Ft. Wash, MD 631 39:27
10/28/10 Monster Dash 5K Ft. Meade, MD 354 28:52
11/13/10 NFL Fit For You 5K Nat’l Harbour ##### 30:26
11/14/10 Veteran’s Day 10K Washington, DC 2652 60:13
02/06/11 Superbowl 5K Dundalk, MD 624 30:14
03/14/11 St. Paddy’s Day 8K Washington, DC 6099 48:38
03/26/11 Out For Blood 5K Ellicott City 596 29:45
05/15/11 Maryland Half 13.1M Columbia, MD 1950 2:32:10
12/12/11 Nat’l Guard B-day 5K Kuwait 29:09
12/25/11 Christmas Day 5K Kuwait 28:01
12/31/11 New Year’s Eve 5K Kuwait 27:33
01/16/12 MLK B-day 5K Kuwait 27:22
03/03/12 Bataan Death March 26.2 Kuwait 7:29:46
03/11/12 Women’s History 5K Kuwait 27:20
04/07/12 Assault Awareness 5K Kuwait 26:56
04/15/12 VA Half Marathon 13.1 Kuwait 2:18:24
06/14/12 Army B-day 5K Kuwait 29:45
06/17/12 Father’s Day 5K Kuwait 29:29
07/04/12 Peachtree Rd Race 10K Kuwait 1:16:06
08/25/12 Fallen Firefighter 5K Yuma, AZ 103 36:08
09/16/12 Wine Vine Half 13.1 Paso Robles, CA 191 2:50:24
10/21/12 Army Ten-Miler 10M DC 11202
10/28/12 Marine Corps 26.2 DC 24814

**Bold indicates a personal best in that distance.


4 responses to “Running For My Life

  1. You sound like an extremely cool girl ! ! ! I work in Afghanistan, at a German base north of Bagram. Could you, Would you, PLEASE write to me sometime, so I can exchange photos with you ? I’m going to Dubai, for my vacation, in July, and it would be so very awesome to meet you ! ! ! You ROCK ! ! ! You write exactly what you think and you should be adored for it !

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