Following our latest miscarriage I decided to just relax, take time off of TTC (Trying To Conceive) & work on myself. I wanted to focus on the positive things in my life. What better way to do that than running. I found myself running almost every day. There was something about the quietness & just being out & about with nature. Just getting out of the house & going for a nice long run really made me feel energized and focused on what’s really important in my life. I wasn’t going to give up on my dream of starting a family and running really helped me stay on track and focus on those dreams.
Some co-workers of mine started a little running group & they asked if I wanted to join them in running a 1/2 Marathon in Huntington Beach, CA. So I thought what better time than now. I decided to join them & I signed up for my first 1/2 Marathon. It was something on my bucket list, but just never got around to training for it. This was a great opportunity to for me to complete that goal. I had just 3 months to prepare, but I was set on doing it. The marathon would be on Feb 3, 2013, which also was Superbowl Sunday. I love football so I thought what a great to way celebrate after the Marathon. The weather was perfect for February & the scenic ocean route was absolutely beautiful. I completed my run in less than 2.5 hrs & I was so incredibly proud of myself for getting it done. It was the most amazing feeling!