It's crazy to think that five years ago yesterday, I was sitting in my sophomore year dorm room debating whether or not I should sign up for my first marathon.
Me, sophomore year
I can so clearly picture sitting at my standard dorm-issue desk in my not so comfortable desk chair starring at the Baltimore Marathon website on my monitor.
My roommate was sitting a few feet away encouraging me to hit the submit button.
Me and my roommate at the Cherry Blossom Festival a few days before I registered for Baltimore
"Just let me check Notre Dame's football schedule," I said. "If they have a bye that Saturday, I'll take it as a sign I'm meant to run this race."
So I hopped over to Notre Dame's website, checked the football schedule and was stunned to see the team did in fact have a bye.
I clicked back over to the marathon website, took a deep breath and hit submit.
And then my roommate and I squealed a lot in high pitches voices. Would you expect anything else? We were sophomores in college.
After the "Omgs" and the "I can't believe you're going to run a marathon"s died down, I remember logging in to Blogger and starting this blog.
I wanted a place where I could track all my runs and measure my progress, and that's how this little blog was born.
A lot has changed in five years:
I've run 25 races
Graduated from college
Started my first job
Moved back to DC and started my second (and current) job
Coworkers at a going away party
Stayed in love with all things UMD, especially our tailgates.
And I've blogged through the entire process. Thanks to everyone who has followed along this crazy process with me. It's been a blast so far, and it definitely wouldn't be the same without you.