Last October, I began running again after years and years and years away from that activity. From that point on I was a little obsessed.
This spring I signed up for 4 runs in 6 weeks. My first run was the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC.
Fort Sumter (Civil War) in Charleston Harbor
This 6 mile race hosted 45,000 runners and 2.7 miles of it was over the gorgeous Cooper River Bridge. Cool run but the crowd was a little unsettling at the end of the race!
My next run was the Ultimate Marine Mud Run (The Leatherneck) which I ran with my husband and two friends. In this race, you run a little over 6 miles and 36 obstacles. That was tough and challenging but so much fun!
The next run was an “only ladies” 5K mud run. This was my team, The Muddy Cougars.
The last run was May 18th and the one I am most proud of! My first 1/2 marathon.
When I began running, I contacted a dear friend of mine from high school, Jan and made plans to meet in the mountains of Georgia and run this race. I am partial to trail runs so thought this run would be more interesting than your average road race. (I am not a fan of road races, I get bored way too easily.)
This was the most challenging thing I have ever done in my life. We literally spent the first 3 1/2 miles climbing this mountain and then the next 6 miles running across the top of it (up and down, up and down) and then the last 3 1/2 miles coming down. This was unlike anything I have ever done in my life and pushed me way past comfortable.
Before and After pictures. We were both so proud of ourselves for accomplishing this! Totally cool!
There is no way I could resist getting a 13.1 sticker for my van to remind myself that I did something I never even imagined I could do!
Still running this summer but taking a break from races until October when I have another Mud Run and the Color Run planned with some good friends.