Thursday, May 2, 2013

Anniversaries and 5 by the 5th for Three Thing Thursday

1. Twelve years ago today, my now-husband proposed to me as we watched this video on the ten o'clock news (we met working at the station). I can say he is definitely the perfect one for me. As any couple does, we've had our ups and downs, but I wouldn't want anyone else but him by my side as we parent our kids, handle the challenges of work, and enjoy life's little moments.

2. Four years ago today, I started running. The picture above is the Run for the Son 5K where we couldn't even run/walk the whole thing. That's what started my running. I can remember those first few runs coming in so hot and red-faced and having to sit in the shower because I felt like I'd pass out. And here I am now, having run 4 half marathons 4 years later.

Beat last month's time!

3. Because it's my runniversary, it's fitting that I did my 5 by the 5th today. I felt like I was moving in slow motion all morning, and the last mile was definitely hard. But I did it! I beat last month's time with negative splits and an average pace I'm just not used to seeing. Still amazing how far I've come in 4 years of running. Sometimes I forget that.


  1. That is awesome!!! What a sweet video!!! Congrats on all your anniversaries and your awesome 5 miler!!

  2. Great post! Great memories!

  3. Wow! You have come such a long way and so quickly- how inspiring!! And congrats on the new best time!!

  4. Congrats on all your anniversaries! So exciting. :)

  5. that is awesome! Had to follow another running Christy in blogland :)