Once more, with feeling

I am doing Holidailies again this year. Bit harder this time around, since I will likely be posting from my phone. My kingdom for an iPad!

So today’s entry is an intro. Hi. I’m Megan. I am dreadfully close to 30, work in Washington, DC, and I love to run. That’s not a new thing, but this year, I discovered half marathoning. I ran three this year, qualified for Half-Fanatics, and am working on my race schedule for 2011.

Somehow, in all of this, I also managed to put on about ten pounds this year, which I am not happy about. Originally, I wanted to hit 30 in the best shape of my life. That did not happen. So the new goal is to make my 30th year my best year. I have a new plan and I am going to make it happen.

Officially a Looper!

So for over a year, some of my running friends have been bugging me to come run “the loop,” a running/biking path around BWI airport.  And for no real reason, I have never gone.

Until now!

On Saturday, I drove the 40 minutes to the loop and ran a lovely 7.6 miles, some of them with Kim and Jen, some alone (we were all running different distances).  And it was awesome!  I actually have never run with people before because I’m always so worried about my pace, but this was a blast.  I think I’m going to try to run the Disney Princess Half with some of the other Loopers, rather than run alone.  Group picture opportunities abound!

All in all, a pretty awesome weekend.

I’ve been pretty down about my general fitness level as of late.  I ran three half marathons and achieved a bunch of goals, but sort of let my fitness fall off.  I’m still working on getting back on track, but I think I need to make a serious plan.  Get a whiteboard, write up a schedule, and stick to it.  I think I’m going to order Chalean Extreme, as it’s an intense workout that I can still do while running.  I wanted to try P90X, and I know that I can’t do that and run.  It’s going to mean some early mornings, but I think it’ll be worth it.