Thursday, August 29, 2013

30x30: earlier running goals

I've ticked off a few of my 30x30 goals so far. Here's a recap! 

12. Do a color run/fun run

In April I went to my first Color Run with my friend Rosa.

Getting ready for go time.

Getting color-tastic!

It was a total blast!

We both decided to run/walk the course together, and ended up running much more than walking! It was exciting and so much fun! So of course, I did another!

This time I did the Run or Dye with my work friends Donna and Beth.

Team Love to the Max at the finish line.

I think fun runs/color runs etc. are an awesome way to dip your toe into the organized racing world, and it totally inspired me to run some timed races and check off more goals!

2. Run a 5k

In may I ran my first 5k. It was the Free to Breathe event in Plano, and it was my first time running an actual timed race. My goal was to run the whole thing and not come in last. And I actually did pretty well!

Finish line photo thanks to my sweet bf.

Then after my awesome 5k experience, I went even farther!

3. Run a 10k

I ran the Wounded Warrior 10k in Las Colinas in June. It was POURING rain for most of the race, and I missed the start gun because I was taking shelter in a nearby parking garage (oops) but once I got going I really kicked it's but (for a slow runner, anyway). 

Sporting my awesome finisher's medal!

So now that I've got the running bug, I'm so psyched to keep reaching fitness goals. Now I'm signed up for my first (gulp) half marathon! This New Year's Eve I'll be running the New Year's Eve half in Allen. 

Keepin' it moving! 


  1. Wow Hells! How cool! I've only ever thought of doing a 5k I didn't know they did 10k's :) that's awesome! Maybe I should think about joining you for New Year's Day! I need to train for that one though! :) Best Wishes Love!

    -Joshua Diaz

  2. You are AWESOME and so inspiring!!