I love to run. I love to design. I also love to help people and promote causes I care about. One of my clients is Community Health Education Foundation (CHEF). CHEF serves the residents of Northeast Arkansas through health education, screenings and partnerships. Heart and Sole is one of CHEF's biggest fundraisers of the year and also helps educate its participants on the importance of physical activity such as running or walking as a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. There's even a corporate walk to get entire offices involved and training together to get healthy and walk in the event. I turned my health around by walking and then running, so it's no wonder that I love to participate in one of the most fun races held in my town each year! This year, Heart and Sole, for the first time in 13 years, included a Full Marathon in addition to the 5K and Half Marathon. I stuck with the Half Marathon! I MAY work up to the full one day, but I don't see that happening ANY time soon. I'll just be happy with the fact that I'm able to run 13.1 miles non-stop. I'm more proud of the fact that I ran a total of 104.1 miles this month!
I finished my race in 2 hours, 19 minutes and 33 seconds. Not my fastest half marathon time, but I felt accomplished all the same! Two years ago, I would've laughed if you said that I would love running half marathons. Now I've run 4 of those bad boys, and I'm eagerly waiting to sign up for my 5th.
P.S. I'm going to be writing a post in the future all about how I got started running, got healthier, stay motivated, train for a race, etc. If you have any questions or subjects you'd like for me to touch on, leave me a comment! Stay tuned!