Saturday, October 18, 2008


Today I ran 4.6 miles without stopping or dying, in 50:26! Even though from miles 3.5-4.5 I cursed running, runners, marathons, and my upcoming 10k's...
4.6 miles may seem like an odd amount, however that's the distance of our trail to the end and back. When I started my 5k training back in May, I only dreamed that one day I'd be able to run the entire trail. It seemed so far, so long, so hard!!! It's taken me months, but finally, I did it.
I have a hard time with self confidence, but today I can honestly say I'm so proud of myself :)
(And I also bought myself 2 pairs of pants off the sale rack for Christmas last night a size smaller than I wear now for some extra motivation!!!)


  1. Congratulations! Accomplishing that first long run is a huge confidence booster!

  2. Congratulations Ashlee! That's a huge accomplishment! I'm so proud of you!

  3. Wow!! That's awesome!! And yay for new pants..I know you were wanting some new clothes! :-)

  4. Awesome! Keep it up and you will fit in those pants in no time!

  5. Good for you!!! I do so miss the trails in Btown :(

    I do have a question, when you started C25k did you use the C25k podcast? your watch? how did you calculate it? I want to do it for time as well because I am by no means a fast runner but want to health benifits and of course get a leg up for my mini training.

    Thank you so much and keep on inspiring us!!!

  6. I don't even know you, but I discovered your blog and I really enjoy reading it. You are an inspiration and it sounds like you have achieved so much in your weight loss and fitness goals. Congrats! You will rock out your 5K! Good luck. :0)

    Here is a great blog about weight loss. I work with this trainer and he is fantastic and oh so motivational