How I Started Running
Mr. Marathon had been running since high school. When we started dating back in high school, he tried to get me to go run around his high school track and I though "Ew, why would I want to do that???" He was all into fitness and whatnot, but I was starting to get away from fitness. I did gymnastics when I was way younger. I tried some exercise classes, like yoga, Fit Ball, and kickboxing. I was on the swim team in high school, but I slowly faded away from being healthy and fit.
|Me, weighing about 117|
I keep this picture as a reminder of how fit I can be.
Then I thought, hey... my husband runs marathons. Um, maybe I should try running! So I did. I set a goal to run my first 5K, the Great Goblin Gallop. I set that goal in August 2011 to run the race in October 2011. I trained and trained, and met my goal! I wanted to run it in 45 minutes or faster, and then when the time came I ran it in 39 minutes! I was so proud and addicted to running! I kept running 5Ks, and then tried a 10K, and kept on loving it. Thanks to all this running, I had met my goal weight of 120 pounds, and kept losing weight until I reached 117!
|Disney Princess Half!|
I decided to try a half marathon when I stumbled upon the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Pinterest. I thought "OMG there is no other race that could possibly be more perfect for me!" because I love Disney, and let's face it, I'm obviously a princess. I signed up, and started training, and completed the race in February 2012 (read part 1 here and part 2 here) .
|Girls on the Run 5K, December 2013|
Where I Am Now
Currently, I am a rookie third grade teacher and full time wife. I started teaching in August, which of course has been my #1 priority since then, not leaving a whole lot of time for running. Also, being a wife is pretty time consuming too, with all that cooking and cleaning and stuff, but I'm getting pretty used to that since Mr. Marathon and I have been married for over 3 and a half years!
|Post-run selfies... gotta love 'em|
Things that I Love and Cannot Live Without (besides running, duh)!
|Adorable coffee mugs and delicious flavored coffee|
|All things chocolate... I have a terrible sweet tooth. Might explain my frequent weight fluctuations....|
|I lovelovelove motivational pics I find on Facebook and Pinterest!|
|Seriously, love them.|
|What, did you think I was kidding?|
|They really keep me going when I'm in a funk.|
|And last but not least: Mr. Marathon, of course! I love being silly with him!|
Well, anyway, there you have it. All about me, Elizabeth. Or Mrs. (soon to be) Marathon. Hopefully one day I will live all the way up to that title. I hope you will all follow my journey to 26.2. I will need all the support I can get!