Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hello blog world, my name is Sara =) I've been reading healthy living blogs consistently for months now and decided I'd try to jump on board.
I'm a college senior soon to be super senior (I need to attend a 5th year because I added a second major!). I've been highly active in sports ever since I can remember (gymnastics, soccer, swimming, diving, etc) but a chronic, nagging injury of my left ankle had reduced me to the couch for the last year.. that is, until March. In March I decided that I didn't want to sit around and make excuses anymore, so I threw on my shoes and headed out for a run. Now "run" in this sense is a relative term.. I couldn't make it to the stop sign at the end of my street without nearly dying! But I got my butt in gear and signed up for a 5k in May.. then a 10k later in the month.. then a half marathon in October. I have no idea why my ankle is allowing me to do this but I'm going to keep moving until I can't anymore (hence the name of my blog).
I finished the half marathon with my dad (it wasn't pretty) and registered for a marathon in Cleveland for this coming spring. 26.2 miles, what could possibly going wrong?! I'm raising money for diabetes research (my brother has had type 1 diabetes since he was 2 but more on that later). Hopefully my ankle will hold up until then, if not at least I tried.. but I assure you that I will cross that finish line even if I have to crawl! Stay tuned as I battle with training, double majoring and staying healthy!
Posted by Sara at 7:00 PM