Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Year In Review (Jan until July 2010)

Since starting this blog and picking up running as a hobby, I have:

- gone from being able to run 1 minute without getting winded to running three 5K's (link, link and link)
- run a total of 136 miles (my best month was February at 39 miles)
- run a total of 30 hours
- burned off the equivalent of 107 donuts (thanks for that statistic)
- gotten my fastest pace down to 9:08/mile
- run 4.07 miles (my farthest run)
- turned 30 (why 30 is so important)
- lost 17 pounds
- done something special for myself on each of the 25 days leading up to my 30th birthday
- started dancing again (ballet and tap)
- learned valuable life lessons, included greater insight into myself and those around me

Then: Now:

What I didn't do (yet):
- Run a 10K or a half-marathon
- Get back down to my pre-baby weight

But, the year isn't up. It's only the beginning. My birthday marked the true beginning of my "year." Join me on the journey that is to come over the next 12 months.


  1. Hey, you look great and you're on your way to accomplishing all of your goals. Sign up as soon as possible for your races so that you stay motivated! By the way, I love the idea of doing something special for yourself leading up to your birthday, why save it all for that ONE day?! Keep at it, you're already seeing such incredible results!

  2. Thank you so much Meg for rooting me on! As you probably know, it's hard to stay motivated and to even remember to do things for yourself sometimes. You guys inspire me a lot also.

  3. Tyeese,

    Your Auntie Freda needs help. I have to get this weight off and I don't know how I should begin. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.