It’s my Run-niversary!

Once upon a time I couldn’t run for more than a couple minutes without feeling like I was going to pass out. So I don’t know what compelled me to hop on the treadmill at the gym to see if I could run a whole mile.

Actually yes I do. It was my inspirational BRF, Helly. She changed my life and I am forever grateful to her for it.

Two years ago this very month ­– and maybe even this very day…I wish I had written the date down, but I thought nothing of it at that point ­­– this is exactly what happened. I ran my mile and it lit a little spark inside me. I never would have guessed that I would be completing my first half marathon 6 months later and then a year later my first full with many other race distances represented in between. And of course I would start this blog to save my husband’s sanity and in the process make so many new friends that share my love for this sport. (I love you guys.)

It has been an awesome journey so far.

Pairs of Shoes Owned since April 2013

14. 4 Brooks, 2 Saucony, 2 Hoka, 2 New Balance, 2 Adidas, 1 Mizuno, 1 Under Armour. 1 intervention needed please.

Current race PRs

  • 5K: 20:51
  • 8K: 35:14
  • 10K: 45:44
  • 15K: 1:13:45
  • Half Marathon: 1:45:27
  • Full Marathon: 3:49:25

Upcoming Goals

I have 17 more days to go until my second full marathon (OMG) and then I plan on taking a few weeks off from running altogether to let myself heal up properly. Then I want to focus on shorter distances. It has been a long time since I did any intervals and I miss them! By the fall I would love to have some new PRs , but especially improve my half marathon time which I could already see happening a little bit before I hurt my back.

There WILL be more marathons in my future, but they will be far-between. One thing I have learned over the past several months is that my body is not particularly fond of training for 26.2 miles. With my wacky anatomy, I believe I am better suited for the half or less. I wrote a post about all that awhile back and if you care to read it, it can be found here.

I hope to have many, many more years of doing this ahead of. There is a local woman that runs in many of the same 5K races that I do. She’s in her 80’s and I want to be her when I grow up. I just need to remember to take the advice I’m always giving to other people and take good care of myself.


Happy Running Anniversary to me.

How long have you been running? What is your favorite race distance?

I hope everyone has a spectacular Thursday!




113 thoughts on “It’s my Run-niversary!

  1. Change of Pace says:

    Happy runniversary!! So awesome that you found running, and that you’re so speedy already! I’m sure you have many PRs ahead of you since you are still ‘new’!
    I’m also glad you started the blog- love reading about your running and family!
    I’ve technically been running since grade six but I count from grade 8, since that’s when I started doing it competitively and consistently…so 18 ish years?!

    • runsaltrun says:

      I really really hope so and I’m so glad I started this blog too. I never would have imagined all the fantastic people I would meet (LIKE YOU!) You’re the sweetest. 🙂 Thank you so much!

  2. Debbie @ Deb Runs says:

    Happy runniversary to you! I’m so glad you started running, or I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of meeting you! You’ve got some awesome PR’s there, and I can’t wait to see how your marathon goes!

  3. kristenk says:

    So I’m catching up on old posts and I love this!!! I want to run a marathon so bad and I keep thinking that it’s too soon…and then I read that you’ve been running less than I have and you’re killing it out there! Also, I totally thought you had way more shoes than just 14. Congrats on your run-iversary!

  4. Jess@Flying Feet In Faith says:

    Yay! Happy runniversary to you! I’ve been running for about 3ish years my first race was dec 2011 and I’ve never looked back! I’ve periods where I didn’t run as often or much but always come back. My fav distance is the marathon! It is hard on the body so I only do 1-2 a year.

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