Thursday, January 31, 2013

That voice is loud inside my head.
I struggle so much with myself when running, it's such a mental thing for me it's not even funny. I tell myself I can't do it, I'm too slow, why don't you stop and rest, etc. I repeat mantras in my head over and over- "I run this body", "I am in control of myself", I can do all things through him". It is still such a struggle sometimes for me. I think that is why I like it so much though, I like overcoming that little voice that is telling me I suck and I love seeing my progression.

I know I can do, and I have accepted I will have bad runs. I think that's the first step, right? :p
Every run counts and every mile I go counts, even though my runs are only 3-4 miles right now. I'm getting out there and I am bettering my running, I am TRYING.

I am excited for the pretty spring weather coming up, I have signed up for a 5k in February, and I am going to do the Cherry Blossom 10k in March. I also have some races I am going to sign up for in April and May! And I believe it is March when the Disney Marathon registration opens, I can't wait to register! I am doing something crazier than I have ever done in my life, I am going to do the goofy challenge at Disney with my stepdad. My mom is going to do the marathon so it will be a family affair-exciting!

For those of you that dont't know, the goofy challenge is aptly named, only crazy goofy people do it! Runners will complete the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday. I know it is crazy insane of me to do, being a new runner, but I know I can do it! It will be an experiance and I can't wait, I am excited because I am usually such a "safe" person this is way out of my comfort zone but that's what makes it so cool! I just can't wait already and I am only running about 4 miles right now, haha.

Sorry I rambled on! Later!

"For when I am weak, then I am strong.." 2 Corinthians 12:10

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Went on a run today, was not my best day. I know not everyday is going to be your best day, so you just have to keep moving foward. I really wanted it to be a good day though, it was cool outside and the scenery at a local college I ran at was beautiful. I think I am a little too hard on myself, I have only been running consistantly since October of 2012, but I am the kind of person that wants instant results. But the fact that I am having to work so hard at this will make it that much sweeter when I cross the line of my marathon next year.

I know I can do anything with God's help, and He is going to be the only thing that gets me through this. So in my good runs and my bad runs I lift Him up and thank Him that I am able to get out there and run at all! : )

It will be a journey but it will be well worth it, I will just keep lacing up my shoes and moving foward.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Run, run as fast as you can.

So me and mom went on a run yesterday, we did 3.89 in 52:54, which is great progress for me! The first two miles I cuss everyone under the sun, does anyone else hurt as bad as I do? It's every single time I run and almost exactly the first two miles before I am able to warm up good and don't feel like I am dying. I have gotten used to it though, I know that if I can drag myself the first two-ish miles then after that I will feel good!

Also, I tried some sports beans this time before I ran. I know what your thinking, I am not experienced enough or don't run long enough to need sports beans. But I have the problem of being really hungry before I run, and I can't handle eating much before so I decided to try some sports beans to see if they would spare me the feeling that I am running out of fuel in my runs. They really did help me, or maybe it was a mental thing? :p

My view on our run

I really enjoyed my run last night though, it was chilly but not too cold and it was just a beautiful afternoon overall. I turned Lecrae all the way up and listened to his inspiring and truthful lyrics. God is the only reason I am able to get myself through these runs, because I will tell you I am not a natural runner at all. It is very hard for me at times but I push through with God's help and know that I can do this.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


It all starts here.

Regan runs? Regan attempts to run. Regan is a newbie.

I'm fresh off of 3 1/2 months of running. I have been bitten though, by the running bug that is. Yes, I'm still very new and fresh to all of this but I LOVE running. It's quality time with me, who wouldn't love that, right?
After searching through many running blogs, I came to the conclusion that hardly any of them are true "newbies". So I figured why not me, why not make a blog of my running adventures as a fresh new runner. Sure, I love reading stories of seasoned veterans, but I also like to read about someone in the same position as me; beginner problems, issues and curiosities.

So this is where I will put it all out there. My issues, my trials and errors. My good runs and my bad runs. Bear with me, grammer is not my strong suit here.

 My journey starts now, well three months ago, a journey to something most people would consider crazy but I WILL be running the Disney Marathon in January 2014, all the more reason to get out there and run right?

Until next time!