I believe there are a lot of ways to stay fit, whether it’s playing Just Dance 2 every night (so fun!), running every day or anything in between. I think the key to health is to simply stay moving.
The hardest part for me? Not getting bogged down by my desk job.
Before I started focusing on fitness again I went to work every day and sat at my desk for 8 hours straight. My legs would hurt from not moving all day, but I’d still feel so tired. I never wanted to do anything.
All through your life in school you are used to learning all the time and achieving goals. In my first job I felt like every day was the same, except I had less and less energy. Although I have a great job, I wasn’t learning anything new, and I was no longer bettering myself. At the begining of this year I decided it was time for a change.
I started learning HTML and CSS, and I started running again. In college I was in Air Force ROTC and was in quite good shape due to all the fitness training. My goal was to get in that kind of shape again because I felt great about myself both because of how I felt physically and because I was constantly pushing myself.
I completed the Air Force Marathon 10K in Dayton, Ohio September 17, 2011.
Last fall I ran a 5K and finished in 36 minutes, but I knew I could do better so I trained and in March 2012 finished a 5K race in Clapham in 29 minutes.
I’m running the British 10K in July, and in September I hope to complete my first marathon in Dayton, Ohio for United States Air Force Marathon.
Signing up for my first marathon
Marathon training – week 1
Marathon training – week 2 (along the Thames)
4 mile loop – Blackfriars to Westminster and back
9 miles through central London
Wimbledon Common 10 miles