|We did it!|
It's safe to say that 2010 was one of the busiest years of my entire life with graduating in December 2009, starting a new job in January and getting married in April. Life was crazy, but I kept running. I didn't do another half marathon until November when the Rock 'n Roll came around again, but in 2010 I started running more and more 5 and 10Ks. The idea of being in a race always brings out the competitor in me and most of the time I am only trying to beat myself. I'm always pushing for my next best. Once I reach one goal, it's onto the next.
|Inaugural Green 6.2|
|With some new friends after the race!|
|San Antonio: finished 1:57:31 (Personal Record)|
|Houston: finished 2:03: 27 (wet and rainy!)|
|Disney: finished 2:02:48 (Loved taking pictures with some Disney Characters along the way!)|
Aside from the face that running give me some Amy time and brings out the joy in competing, there are so many other benefits. (Source)
- Running is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise and can increase your endurance and lung function as a result
- Running is a way to reach your ideal/happy weight. I don't run to lose weight because I am at my happy weight, but it helps me to maintain where my body wants to be. Running for weight loss is one of the biggest reasons that people start to run, and it's a great place to start working your way to a healthier lifestyle.
- Running slows the aging process. Those who run regularly are less likely to experience bone and muscle loss as they age.
- Running has many psychological benefits. Runners are typically happier and less stressed than those who do not exercise regularly. It's safe to say that running is a HUGE stress reliever for me which is important since I am a high-strung person :)
|With Cinderella's running shoe!|
|Nothing better than meeting your friends at the finish line.|
With love and God bless,
Amy, JP and Maggie