My Journey

With seven halves and most recently my second full marathon under my belt, I thought it was the ideal time to document my journey. I'm ready. I feel like I can say that I am a runner with pride.

I want to share what I have learned along the way and inspire those that never thought they could do it. It is possible.

Even when you Run With Hips.

**Visit the archives to view the posts from the beginning. :)**

-Z
500 posts!  Hard to believe that it has been a little over a year.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  You all rock! \0/

500 posts! Hard to believe that it has been a little over a year. Thanks for hanging in there with me. You all rock! \0/

(via alyssafit)

On October 14, 2012, I walked up to Bobby and said to him…”I am going to run The Detroit Free Press Marathon.”, to which he replied,”Ooookaaay, that is exactly a week away.”. Mind you, I had never run a full marathon at that point and had not even begun to train for my first marathon, the Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon that following Spring. But I knew in my heart that I would be running in the Detroit Free Press 26.2 sooner than later and registered for it even before I ran my first full.

Fast forward to October 20th, 2013…I ran the Detroit Free Press Marathon for the first time(ridiculous grinning picture above).

I will be running it again on October 19, 2014. I share this with you because life is too short! Make the rest of your life, the BEST of your life! Say your dreams out loud and put it into the universe. You are worth it. Whatever your dream is, go for it. \0/

8th Half Marathon Done and Done! Hoping to get race pics soon but until then my shameless post race smiles will have to do. My runners held on strong and were amazing! So proud to see so many PR. To pay it forward as a pacer today was an experience that I will never forget.

Finish Time 2:58:15. The group I paced said they wanted to see a sub 3:00, so I made sure they got it. :)

Having a hard time going to sleep. 3:30am alarm to start getting ready for the Country Music Half Marathon. This will be my fourth year in a row running this race series. It was my very first half marathon over three years ago and I conquered the full 26.2 last year. Tomorrow, I pay it forward as a pacer.

Very proud to be a runner right about now.

:)

(via cardi-omg)

Pacer duties for the 2014 Country Music Half Marathon are coming to a close!  The countdown begins until I cross this race’s Start line for the fourth time.  I’ll be pacing our racers with a proud smile.  

5 Days and Counting!

Pacer duties for the 2014 Country Music Half Marathon are coming to a close! The countdown begins until I cross this race’s Start line for the fourth time. I’ll be pacing our racers with a proud smile. 5 Days and Counting!

(via cardi-omg)

sneuflakes:

born-of-storms:

lostwoodscosplay:

lifehackable:

Stretches that improve different aspects of your body.

COOL BEANZ OuO

'lower pain pain'

Pain pain is the worst

(via youngandfitme)

As someone who is in the process of building muscle and cutting down my body fat percentage, I can tell you this. Carrying a body with excess weight and little muscle causes hesitation to move, nervouseness about attempting physical activity and clumsiness. You are worried you’ll fall, stumble and run out of breath because you are physically weak.

As I have gained more muscle, my apprehension is diminishing and there is certainty in my movement that I have never felt before. I am deliberate in my physical actions and am more confident. I run better, mover faster and am no longer scared of activity because I am physically stronger.

And THAT, my friends is a great feeling. Dissolve your predetermined notions about muscle and get strong.


Onward and Upward,

Z