About Me

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Megan, and I live in Seattle with my husband, John, and our two kitties, Bella and Cammy.

Bella Cat!

Cammy Cat!

Cammy Cat!

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.

Dad and I at the finish line!

First Marathon

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!

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One thought on “About Me

  1. Oh I am sticking around! I am dying to see how this absurd adventure turns out. There is only one certainty: We will be challenged and changed.

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