In my quest to stay healthy, I have found a new enjoyment in running. It was a beautiful spring day in Washington, DC that I realized that I was classified as a runner when I looked down and saw that I had run 7 miles! Plus the fact that I felt like I could keep going, which is a good thing because I had to turn around and get all the way back! :)
I had been training since January for the Riga Marathon which is held in May. Well...silly me, I didn't plan well the day before the race and spent the entire day outside in the sun and didn't drink enough water. So I woke up the day of the marathon dehydrated! Needless to say, I didn't run the marathon that day because I didn't want to pass out during the race and be taken to a Latvian hospital.
So now the goal is to be prepared to run in the Valmiera Marathon (another city in Latvia) in September, planning better for the day before! ;)
As part of the preparation, I am running Saturday in the Golden Sneaker 15k, which is 9.32 miles. I'll be sure to take my camera to document the race!
Wish me luck!