Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance … you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet. But when you are through, exhilarated and exhausted, at least for a moment everything seems right with the world…

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Beginning

This starts the beginning of my very first blog. I've been wanting to start one for awhile, but just haven't had anything super exciting going on in my life. I guess I still don't, but I'm going to start one anyway. Saturday night I had a nice talk with one of my best friends co-workers and he convinced me that since I love running so much I should start training for something. That night I made a conscious decision to start training for a Marathon. After further thought and conversation with others I decided that perhaps a half-marathon would be a better idea since I've only been running for about a year, and have hardly run at all this winter. I convinced one of my best friends to start training with me last night, and so it begins! In this blog I will post running times, write about my pleasure and frustration with training, and will probably comment a lot about the music that keeps me going. You may also see posts about my stresses with classes, and posts about my utter "freak-outs" about my future. Feel free to leave comments and to give me advice. (I'm a novice at both running and blogging, so I'll need a lot of it.)

My whole enjoyment of running started last summer after a seriously "bad" breakup. I say "bad" because it wasn't awful, just long and drawn out. I used running as my outlet for all my anger and frustration, and grew to actually enjoy it (as long as I have my iPod.) 

I have no idea what my current running time is. At the end of last summer it was around 10:15 or 10:30, so I have a lot of room to improve. I started a workout plan in January and have gotten my mile time on the elliptical to be about 9:30, with my best time being 9:07. If i had to guess my actual running mile time I'd say it's about 11:00 (maybe higher.)

Current Goal: Have my mile time down to 9:45 by the end of March, and lose 5 lbs, by the end of July.
On a side note: Another goal I've had for quite some time is to cut some of the sugar I eat out of my diet, and just eat healthier in general. I also need to start getting more sleep at night. 5-6 hours just isn't going to cut it anymore. 

Alright people! Here we go!!!


  1. Tiara I am so happy for you and your goals!

    Another goal: to find a house for next year.

  2. I really like the idea of keeping a running journal/ blog. Writing it down (especially where people can see it) will keep you accountable, keep it in the front of your mind, and keep you working towards it instead of just saying "yeah I wanna run more".

    Great idea... I might follow suit!

  3. Go go tiara! A blog seems so professional... Now you just need an on-air personality so you can promote it!