Hi. I'm Nicole. 36 years old. Married. New Jersey native, Florida transplant. Productive member of society. Pleasant to be around, or so I like to think.
Fed up with trying... and failing miserably over the last four years... to run a sub 2:00:00 half marathon.
|My second half marathon ever. I might be smiling on the outside but on the inside I was really disappointed with my time.|
So on September 22nd, 2015, I registered for the Dark Side Challenge, a 10k followed by a half marathon at Walt Disney World in April, 2016. I started this blog right after registering because, in my own words, I needed something keeping me accountable to thinking, training, eating, and sleeping like an athlete. (Feel free to check out my first post here).
Why is this sub 2:00:00 goal so important to me?
Simple... I WANT TO STOP RUNNING. I'm burnt out on it. Running went from being something fun to being something I was compelled to do.
It became my chosen purge for an out of control eating disorder. The "Run, Eat, Repeat" cycle did a lot of damage.
But I don't want to stop running without getting that personal record. It would just leave me feeling unfulfilled.
And even though I was so sure the Dark Side Half Marathon was going to be my race, it just didn't happen.
Therefore, I can't give up yet. I'm going to keep this blog going until I finally reach my goal.