Armchair BEA Day 4: Beyond the Blog

Another year of Armchair BEA is coming to an end...  I think today's topic is one of my favorites so far because it gives us another opportunity to learn about the people behind the blogs.

Something new that most people in the blogging community don't know about me is that I've started running this year. It's something I've always want to "do" but never really saw myself being successful with. I live in Florida, after all. It's hot down here! I'm not much for running on treadmills because they make me feel like a lab rat.

Then last year a co-worker told me about an awesome 5k in our city called the Never Quit Beach Fest. I walked that 5k (of course) and had a blast. (The finishers' prize was pretty awesome too, I won't lie.) So, I made it a personal goal to be able to run the same race this year. I started "training" with my handy dandy ipod app and now I'm ready for race day June 9th. (I'm just not ready for that early morning wake up time.) I knew that running would have great health benefits, but I never guessed I would see the results so quickly. Since mid-February I've lost 20 pounds and tons of inches. I don't even measure anymore because it's insane. I'm literally sweating my butt off running in this Florida heat, and I'm not mad about it at all.

If you ever find yourself in North Florida near the summer, you should think about joining the Never Quit Beach Fest. The prizes are awesome! (Think jewelry ladies! Yeah, I am SO extrinsically motivated.)

So there it is... something "beyond the blog" about myself. It's not deep or profound, but it is one good reason why I don't blog as often as I would like. Wearing skinny jeans sans a muffin top has taken priority. =)

6 comments:

Amanda Furman said... .

I hope you can make your goal! Thats great :)

Amanda

June 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Leeanna said... .

Have fun with the 5K!

June 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said... .

Congrats and have fun with it!

June 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM
leeswammes said... .

Wow, I think it's brilliant that you now can run so far and that you lost so much weight.

I joined the gym earlier this week and I hope to get into some kind of shape, too! Good luck on Saturday.

June 7, 2012 at 4:06 PM
The Flashlight Reader said... .

Thanks everyone! This intense Florida heat has been a struggle this week. I can hardly stand to be outside. Add nasty rainy weather to that mix and it's not pleasant at all. Oh well. Still going to love getting my necklace at the finish line Saturday!
June 7, 2012 at 4:48 PM

layoffthebooks said... .

Running has always been on my to do list but other things keep bumping it off the top! Good for you!

June 7, 2012 at 11:17 PM

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