Sooo as I promised, I’m gonna fill you in a bit on my running career! This post will also include my excuse for why I haven’t told you about my daily eats yet (isn’t that what the title of my blog is?!). So where to start? Running has become a very important part of my life. I joined the cross country team my junior year and did OKAY, probably in the top 20 of my 100+ team (I know, crazy). That winter, in the first week of track, I tore cartilage in my knee. That was a huge upset and really put my running career on hold through winter and most of spring. After rockin’ the knee brace post surgery for a couple of months, I started to heal and could eventually start running again. This is when I kicked it into gear. I had put on a bit of weight, just from not being able to exercise and was ready to slim down a bit and feel better about my body and be able to excel in my running. The summer going into my senior year, I worked my BUTT off. I woke up every morning and went right out the door for my run, and boy did my hard work pay off. I went into my senior year of cross country feeling confident and eager to race. I knew the weight I had lost had my coach feeling wary about how I was going to able to run…so I made sure to kick it during that first practice to make sure he knew that it was for the better. Fast forward a couple months…my high school ended up finishing first in our division! I had a solid year, and improved every race. The best part was that I enjoyed every single bit of it. I grew a passion for not only running, but racing as well. The adrenaline that rushed through my body on the starting line was the best. I became closer with all my friends and had not one regret the entire season. The best part was the spirit days…
I’m currently running the 2 mile in winter track and although I love it, it’s not the same as cross. I think I’ll always prefer running 5k’s over running around the track! My biggest goal for this season is to break my school record-definitely a challenge, but hey what’s wrong with a good challenge?! Nada.
And now my excuse about the food. Honestly, the reason I haven’t posted about what I eat throughout the day to fuel myself as a runner is because I haven’t been taking ANY pictures. I’m just not used to it yet! My goal for tomorrow is to snap some sweet pix of my meals before I start chowing. I think that’s reasonable! Just gotta remember. So this is my promise to you that I will be better about posting my food intake from now on!
If you have any questions about anything I just ranted on about, please feel free to ask :). Sorry this post was a bit long! If you made it all the way here-thanks for stickin’ with me! Do any of you run? Anyone that ran collegiality or is planning on it?