Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Don't Break Running Records.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you got motivated yesterday. I have been a little less motivated than normal. Hopefully it is because I am really excited about the Disneyland Half! It is only just 9 days away. But I did get some mileage in this morning even though I went to bed later than normal. Mostly because my favorite show Mistresses was on last night.

2013 WDW Half Marathon Retreat

I realized the other evening as I sat down to write my post that a lot of you don't know my whole running story. Some of you may have seen some little snippets in my first post Get to know Me ABC!, so here is some information for you. I AM NOT A FAST RUNNER. I run for the joy, the wind in my hair and the fresh morning air. If I am pushing myself I run a 9:50 min mile. But I am comfortable at a 10:25/10:35 min mile. I like to sing when I run. It helps me know that I am running at a comfortable pace.
2011 PHL Broad Street Run (10 Miler) 
2011 Wine & Dine Half Marathon

I started running after I broke my foot and ended my ballet career. I had graduated and needed something to calm my mind. I started to run (kinda). I was running about a week when I decided to sign up for my first race. The 2010 Halloween 8k. I nearly killed myself. And my time was HORRIBLE! I finished the race in 1 hour. I finished second to last. Completely defeated I started to Crossfit everyday. My second  race was almost a month and a half later and I blew that 5k out of the water with a time of 31 mins. From there the rest is history.

2012 Tower of Terror 10 Miler

2011 Run for Paws
As I said earlier, I am not a fast runner. Time for me is an added bonus to the run. If I do well that's awesome. If I am a little off, well there is always the next race. I want to inspire people to run for fun, health and for some women and men their sanity. I know that I sometimes just need to get out on the road to clear my head. Otherwise I will be in jail for murdering Chris, KIDDING! One thing that I always say is, If you're going to run, at least do it with a smile. 

2011 Tough Mudder Atlanta

Until next time everyone! 

QOTD: Why do you run? 


Rachel Miller said...

I run because it keeps me sane and helps me feel strong and healthy! I'm not fast by any means, either, but I love running and I keep at it! I've been inspiring others to do it, so why stop now?!

Pinky said...

I run because it's therapy I can afford. ;-) honestly it's running that makes me feel good about myself when nothing else in my life makes sense.

Kylee Pitts said...

@Rachel, That is awesome! I am so glad to hear it! I am like you and need some sanity every once in a while!

@Pinky that is so true! Running is cheaper than therapy! Sometime I think people that run past me while I am running think I am crazy because I have full conversations with myself!

Pinky said...

OMG I totally do that as well! Ha! Well, at least no one is bothering me, eh? :)

Kylee Pitts said...

@Pinky I know right!

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