Monday, May 12, 2014

Run for Freedom

This weekend I got to semi-cross of yet another item on my list.  Making this list was honestly one of the best things I could have done for myself.  If feels good to know that I am working towards my goals and trying new things.  I say semi because number 85, "Run in 3 5K Races" because I only have done one since I created this list.  I have already registered for another 5K, which is June 21st and then it's just one more after that.  

This weekend I ran in the Run for Freedom 5K, honoring those in the military, veterans and for the fallen soldiers.  I actually had every intention of not running and just walking because well I hadn't really trained for it.  Once I got there though something inside of me was like "Meghan, you are running this."  I got all emotional during the roll call and the Star Spangled Banner and I just knew that I would feel so much better running it. Plus, I was feeling super American and patriotic. I ran for the little bro I never had, Christopher aka Erin's brother, I thought of him and that's what motivated me to finish.  I'm so proud of him for joining the military and everything he is doing for our country.  Love ya!

My time was 34:37, which isn't my best but considering the circumstances I'm pretty happy with it.  And on the plus side I only felt like I was going to puke for 10 seconds.  I was concerned though during that 10 seconds that I was going to puke right on the person that was cutting my time tag off.  I may have had to put my hand over my mouth just in case.  For my run in June I want to shoot for 30 minutes even.  

Side Note: I really need to get a new pose other than thumbs up.  Not sure why that's my thing but it seriously needs to stop! :)

I'm pretty content with sticking to the 5k's.  I've ran a 10k before and I'm glad I have done it but it was not enjoyable.  Therefore, you will not catch me doing a mini marathon or a marathon for that matter. I literally have no desire and don't enjoy running that much to inflict that much pain on my body.  You couldn't pay me to run a marathon.  That's how much I don't like those.  End rant.

What's your favorite running distance?

Oh and to end on a a good note, the boyfriend is finally home from his 2 week business trip and I couldn't be happier! Plus, today happens to be 1 year and 8 months since I met the love of my life. :) #cheesy #mushlush

Ohhh Byeeeeee. 


  1. Thumbs up is my go-to pose too. Can't stop, won't stop. Congrats on your run. I think 5k's are the best. I enjoy running a little bit, but definitely not doing it more than 45 minutes.

  2. LMFAO @ your signature pose! ;P Seriously though, you're a bad ass! :)

  3. I wish I could even run like a quarter of a mile! I cannot run to save my life! My friends used to joke that I wouldn't even run if I was being chased haha. Congrats on your run & I absolutely love the cause you did it for :)! Also I think the thumbs up pose is good!

    Crumbs & Curls

  4. Congrats on crossing another thing off - a 5K is on my list too and I am really looking forward to it!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  5. Congrats on the 5k i consider that a major deal and I hope I can run one by the end of the year!

  6. Congrats on checking one of those 5ks off the list!

  7. WEEEEELLLLL, my favorite distance right now is 15 miles soo :| haha. I am SO proud of you for running that 5k; getting out there is the first step!! Hopefully we can run together for your next one, that would be a fun little blogger outing! I feel like we should do something before that though (obviously) because I NEVER MEET INDIANA BLOGGERS! I'm too excited to stop with the exclamation points so I'll just stop speaking now. :)