Friday, June 29, 2012

A Trip Down Memory Lane

 Now that I'm off of work for a few weeks, I've been working on shoveling cleaning out parts of my house that seem to get neglected.  I've found tax returns from 1997, Home Depot receipts that aren't faded because they hadn't started using that ink that fades within a week of purchasing an item, and even 2 checks that I lost misplaced for a couple of weeks.  I also came across this training log that I had from 2005 when I first started running.

I don't remember how I found out about this training log except that I think it was on a scrapbooking website/blog... Stacey Julian perhaps?  I do remember clicking through the link and realizing that there was something made for moms trying to run and went and plunked down my credit card and ordered it as quickly as I could.

From the looks of things, I was not very into writing down many details in this log, but it does make me look at where I am today and realize that I have come a long way from those days that 3.88mi was my long run for the week!  I really have no excuses anymore!

I do remember when I finally ran my first 5K, I emailed that lady that wrote this book and told her thanks so much and what I had done.  I was pretty much telling anyone that would listen at that point.  She sent me a water bottle and a handmade "congrats" card.  I kept the card on my backroom bulliten board for a looonnng time, until it finally disintegrated into almost dust. 

I just went and looked and it appears that she still has her website... maybe I should email her and let her know about my marathon...

Thanks to Jill  for hosting Fitness Friday.  It's a highlight of my week!


  1. That's so cool! I still have the training log for my first marathon but it's buried on my desk somewhere. Maybe I should add it to my memory boards.

  2. That is so neat. How thoughtful of her!

  3. I love the occasional trip down memory lane to fully realize how far we have come. So nice of the lady to send you the bottle and card.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. That's awesome!

    PS - I'm doing twin cities.

  5. Isn't that amazing to realize how much stronger you've become? I love that story... hope your marathon training continues to go well!

  6. That is so awesome! I love looking back to see how far I've come. It keeps me going. Congrats on your marathon training!