I decided to start this blog mostly for myself. If it provides inspiration for others then that is an added benifit! I started running in June of 2010. I had been walking regularly with a friend and one day, out of the blue, she suggested running. We started with Cool Running's, Couch to 5k plan (http://www.c25k.com/).
I had never ever considered myself a runner or even all that athletic before I started the plan. I'd like to say I was hooked from day one but realisticly it was probably about week 6 or 7 when I realized I was enjoying running.
Since finishing C25k I have been running 3 times a week. Tuesdays and Thursdays I run on my treadmill and on Saturdays I run outside. The farthest I have run is 5k (3.1 miles) and I have only done that one time. It took me about 45 minutes to run that far. Since school has started I don't have that much time so I have been running aprox 30 minutes and working on getting my speed up.
My blogs may be boring from here on out, they will mostly be a record of my distance, speed, how I felt and what my thoughts were about each run. But, like I said, this blog is mostly to motivate myself on this journey. :-)