I know, I know. You're thinking, "Not another blog"! I deliberated for a really long time over whether or not to bite the bullet and add another blog to the slew of blogs that are readily available on the internet. I certainly wasn't as fast or as knowledgeable or ran as far or as often as many of the amazing, established bloggers did. Honestly, I really didn't know if I had anything unique to offer. But I realized that at the end of the day, this is my running adventure and I hope that this blog will be a space where I can write down my experiences, reflect and learn. And if by some chance others find my little corner of the interwebs and are either entertained, inspired or motivated that would be the cherry on the top of the cake!
So now that that's all said and done, let me introduce myself. My name is Sharon and I'm addicted to races, bling and supporting charities that I'm passionate about. I was never an athlete and most of my life the only exercise I did was eating. In 2009, inspired by the Biggest Loser contestants who were running marathons and motivated by my friends who were starting to run, I got out and started pounding the pavement. Two weeks after I started running I ran my very first race, the Together with Love 10k. That year I ran my very first half marathon and I've been addicted to races ever since! In 2011 I ran my first marathon, the Nike Women's Marathon, with Team in Training in memory of my Auntie Belma who passed away from lymphoma and ovarian cancer. I loved the whole marathon experience so much that I signed up for more and more races and well...it's just gone downhill from there! I'm not a fast runner by any means but I have my heart set on running Boston someday. If you're still reading along, THANK YOU! I hope you continue to come back to read about my shenanigans and follow my journey as I chase that Boston unicorn and "enthusiastically encourage" others to run with me along the way!