(My roommate for 3 years Leah)I started out very very slow. I could barely run for 10 minutes straight and every time I ran my stomach would have a horrible reaction to it and I would be stuck in the bathroom the rest of the night. Because of this I never really got addicted to running in college. When I graduated I was searching for some sort of hobby to keep me occupied and help me forget that all my best friends were miles and miles away from me. I joined a gym and signe up for my first 5k. Once I ran the 5k race I was hooked.
(my first 5k in Wilmington. finished in 29.11)
I started runninng longer distances and I succeeded in getting Matt hooked as well. Since then we have done a handfull of 5k's.
(NunRun in September. Finished in 26.24 my Personal Best!)
We also joined the Pike Creek Running Club and run with the group once a week. We recently signed up for our first 10k at the end of November. Right now I'm at about a 9:30 pace and finished my last 10k practice in under an hour. Matt can kick my butt with an 8 minute pace, but it's still nice to have someone there to motivate me to go. I'm hoping to eventually run a half marathon, but until then I'm just enjoying the challenge and the health benefits of it. The best thing in the world is a long run after a rough day at work!
I just finished a 4 mile run and tomorrow is my rest day. :)