Motivation for your miles.

Before and During…not after :)

Before and after…or rather…

BEFORE AND DURING (’cause we’re not finished yet!)


This was me ~ July 2010

July 2010
July 2010

Grumpy, defeated, tired…

……couldn’t even run 1/2 a lap around the track….

….really aggravated that her husband drove her to the track even though she was the one who suggested it…argued the whole way there…

……get’s tired brushing her teeth…


THIS IS ME NOW ~ Mercedes Marathon February 2013


I’d say the picture speaks for itself 🙂


before after
Vulcan Run 10k Birmingham, AL


august 2011
August 2011 Run for Hope 5k ~ Montevallo, AL
July 2012
July 2012 Peavine Falls 8.2 miles ~ Oak Mountain/Pelham, AL
February 2013 ~ Just after completing the Mercedes Marathon Birmingham, AL


Your turn!

14 thoughts on “Before and During…not after :)

  1. Yay another married couple who runs together!! It is the single biggest thing I miss doing with my husband right now. I had to stop running when I hit third trimester, but once the baby is born and my doc gives me the go ahead I’ll be hitting the trails again 🙂

  2. Any tips for some beginner runners? 🙂

    • Buy some GOOD SHOES! Listen to your body. Don’t quit!

      You can avoid a lot of injuries, just by wearing the correct shoes.
      Listen to YOUR body….I started the Couch to 5k/10k program over 3 times, before I actually “felt” like a runner. (Actually, you become a runner the day you decide to get off the couch.)
      Don’t quit! Sometimes you will get off track and disappoint yourself. Just get back in there and keep going!

      Have fun! You’re worth it!

  3. I saw this blog post today and thought you might find it helpful!

  4. Thanks for the like! I just started running a few months ago and I love it! I’m trying to get my husband to start too so we can run together! I’ll have to show him your blog!

    • It has been very nice to run and train together. I have truly enjoyed it! It was also rewarding when I was running by myself the first two years. We married young and have done EVERYTHING TOGETHER! I am glad that it was something I did on my own in the beginning. It was good for me. My husband says he runs because he couldn’t get me to stop chasing him. 🙂

      Happy Running to You! It’s life changing!

  5. If you have a facebook account, you can read my Couch to 10k journal, if you’d like. This is when I learned that I loved to run & write. If anyone is just getting started running, I’m sure you’ll relate!

  6. Very inspiring! I have beenmriainly training on my own and found that it can rather get me out of my own rythm whenever I train with someone….
    Well- maybe its just all about creating a new habit 😉

  7. I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can accept the award here: Keep up the great work!

  8. Not sure if you participate or not, but I just wanted to let you know that since I enjoy your blog, I nominated you for the Shine On award!

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