Thanks for stopping by! My name is Megan, and I live in Seattle with my husband, John, and our two kitties, Bella and Cammy.
As you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I am a runner. But this wasn’t always the case. Growing up, I was a gymnast and despised the few times we had to run for extended periods of time (read: anything more than five minutes).
A few years after college and once I settled into my new grown-up routine, I found myself bored of the gym and the 9-5 lifestyle. I needed a goal to work toward — something to inspire and motivate me. Even though I could barely run three miles, I decided that I wanted to run a marathon. 26.2 miles seemed impossible and scary, but I was excited to take on the challenge. My decision to run a marathon forced my dad out of his marathon retirement (he had run 16 marathons but hadn’t run one in several years). A year later, he and I crossed the finish line of the 2011 Vancouver Marathon. And I was pretty much hooked.
Qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon is a dream my dad and I both share. It’s a big goal for an average runner like me: I need to shave nearly 30 minutes off my PR to qualify. It’s a huge, scary, ridiculous goal, one that will only be realized with a lot of work, determination and probably a little luck on race day.
This blog is where I’ll share my journey — the highs and the lows — as I work toward that BQ. I hope you’ll stick around!