Later in the summer on July 20, 2013 I raced a color run (Color Storm 5k) back in KC with my good friend Amy. This was my first time trying to get a good time. Which I did. I didn't place but improved my time by over 4 minutes!
My most recent race was last November, so it is definitely time for another. Amy and I ran together again (well she is much faster than me, so not 'together' per say). This time we ran a half marathon called the Gobbler Grind, and oh boy was it. It was 14 degrees. It was miserable, but I did it. And I ran 9 minute miles, under 2 hours total, which for me, was impressive for a 13.2 miles race.
Today is my one year anniversary of being a runner. To celebrate I registered for another half-marathon in April, the Garmin: In the Land of Oz, which has been ranked in the top 50 half-marathons in the U.S.
They say for something become a life change you have to do it consistently for 6 months. I've doubled that, and hope I stick with it. I really like running (well on pavement and trails anyway- I despise the dreadmill).