For as long as I can remember, I told people "I can't run." But in March of 2009, I decided that this was no longer an option. From my first 5K to my second half marathon, I've endured my highest highs and lowest lows as an official Runner. This year I want to embrace running for something beyond times and distances.

Running is so much more than merely getting out there. I want to get out there and love it.

Monday, May 17, 2010


This week I started over. What a difference. And I guess I don't hate running as much as I thought ;) I just hated what it was turning me into. But I did several atypical Katie things this week like run without my watch, run in the morning before work (wah?!), and just, well, run. Not think about it. Like yesterday, even though I was pretty dehydrated from some drinkie treats, I was like, whatever I'm going for a six mile run and I'm gonna like it! And I did. It was pretty fantastic.

Lesson learned. I gotta get back to the basics and thinking about it as this hobby of mine. Running becomes a way of life for lots of people and that rules. For me I guess I'd just like to enjoy it and not worry so much about the competition. At least for now.

PS Running when it's not gloomy, cold, and raining makes a HUGE difference in one's mood.


  1. Good girl!!! RESET....minus the puking of course...

  2. Hey! When IS your next run? I see to the right here, a race this past Sunday??

  3. My next run will be Superun with Mandsi :) Yeah I had to miss the May one last weekend (originally because I was going to visit you, but then the yard sale extrav happened). Also have to cut out on the June 5th race too. No biggie...not worrying about it :)

  4. Yea, totally don't worry about it! You've already got a few under your belt - and TONS of time ahead to do the 12 in a year, if you still want to.
    I finally ran over 2miles last night with the jogging stroller. I was WAY slower than Sunday - like 10min miles. Whoops! Haha, I suck!