Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shiny And New

This morning I ran my neighborhood 5K which benefits a local food pantry and other services in the area. When my friend Ann first suggested it I was skeptical, mainly because at the time I was still smoking and would often find myself out of breath from simply climbing the three flights of stairs to our condo. The more I thought about it however, I saw the training for it as a great way to get back into shape since I had put on more than a couple of pounds over the winter and it would hopefully propel me to quit smoking. Over the course of the last month and a half I kept to a training schedule and with a little help from my tiny blue friend Mr. Chantix I quit smoking and as my training progressed I slowly started to think "maybe I can be a runner again."

After shaving three minutes off my best training time this morning and feeling great from the atmosphere of the whole event I've pretty much decided, I'm a runner again.


  1. i'm so proud of you for completing this. you should be very happy with yourself for everything you have recently accomplished! way to go!