Here is MY story. Why I started running.
I've always been thin. Well, I did go through this really awkward fat phase my first year of HS, but other than that, I've always been really thin. I was 125 pounds as a senior in HS.
|June 2000 - 125 pounds|
When I got married in 2001 (at age 18), I weighed 130 pounds. I am 5'10". Yeah, I was teeny tiny. Probably a little too tiny. 6 months after getting married, we moved from my home state of NY, to TX.
|July 2001 - 130 pounds|
In the next few years, while I was in nursing school, and working the first year of my nursing career, I gained a little weight. I got up to 140 pounds. I still looked small, and was happy at that weight.
|December 2005 - 140 pounds|
Then, I got pregnant with my first son. I got up to 179 pounds while pregnant.
|August 2006 - 179 pounds|
After I had him, the weight just wouldn't go away (not that I was really trying that hard...). I stayed steadily at 165 pounds.
|May 2007 - 165|
|December 2007 - 150 pounds|
Guess what? I got pregnant again! This time I got up to 187 pounds. I was put on strict bedrest for the last 4 1/2 weeks of my pregnancy. All I could do was watch tv and eat. So, I gained weight. I felt HUGE.
|September 2008 - 187 pounds|
After I had my second son, I didn't really try to lose the weight. I got down to 179. Yeah, only lost 8 pounds...that's so gross.
|July 2010 - 179 pounds|
My oldest son is now 5 1/2 and my youngest is 3 1/2. I've gotten my butt into gear and decided that it is *finally* time to do something about this weight. I want to live healthier lifestyle overall...for my children. I want to teach them about living healthy.
I decided that I wanted to become a runner in the summer of 2010. I started with a C25K program on my iphone in early September 2010.
My first 5k was scheduled for October 31, 2010. After completing that race, I wanted more. I set bigger goals for myself, and decided that I was going to run a half marathon.
|October 2010 - 162 pounds|
January 1, 2011. I started training for my first half marathon. I ran it on March 27, 2011.
|Early March 2011 - 155 pounds|
|March 27, 2011 - My first Half Marathon - 153 pounds|
|April 2011 - 151 pounds|