Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I Have No Thigh Gap and I Am Proud Of It!

I was not blessed with thigh gap. In fact, I was blessed with muscular gymnast thighs from the time I was born.

But, unfortunately, like most women, I was insecure with my body because of them. So I ran, with the hopes I could tone them into runner’s legs. I also went through the process of putting negative thoughts in my head that I was not a real runner or not good enough when I saw girls running with thigh gap.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nashville Country Music Half Marathon

Nashville, TN
April 25, 2015
Finish Time: 1:47:09
AG- 73

A humid day on a hilly course, I will take the humidity over the initial thunderstorms and rain that was predicted. We got lucky and the storms missed us. 

But first things first, Nashville was a very cool and interesting town. When we arrived into Nashville on Friday because this was a Saturday race, we went to the Expo which was big but very well run and in the heart of downtown. We walked around and ate dinner on broadway which was where the course would start. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How Running Helped Me Deal With My PTSD

In 2013, I lost my family home. I watched my house burn to the ground along with it all of the memories and memorabilia that it held. Clothes, electronics — all of that could be replaced, but the pictures, movies, and favorite toys from my childhood were gone.

That event also took my safety. As someone who was very independent growing up, I was now scared to be alone in any situation. I became panicked and began to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New York City Half Marathon

New York, NY
March 15th, 2015
Finish Time: 1:45:15

This was by far one of the most well-run races (it is NYRR after all), through NYC with beautiful views of the World Trade Center, Central park and through times square.