Well, my goal was to beat the snow yesterday and get my run done before hand. I was watching the news and it was snowing up north and hadn't come our way yet.....until I got out of my car and started running. So, I got out for my run with an intention of doing about 6 miles and I ended up doing 8, which is my current long run distance. It was snowing the whole time, which is a first for me. I don't know if I enjoy running in the snow, it was cold and wet and a little uncomfortable. I kind of attribute my being uncomfortable to trying to get back into my running routine, and I think that an 8 mile run in any weather would have been hard for me yesterday. I am glad that I did it, but let me just say that I have discovered that I am NOT one of those runners that likes to run in any weather. I don't care what anyone says, that does not make me less of a runner, it just makes me a cold weather wimp. Hi, I'm Dayna, and I don't like running in the rain or snow. There, I said it. I did it yesterday, and will probably do it again...but like I said yesterday morning, WHERE ARE YOU SUMMER!? Anyways, I am glad that I did my long run this week and got it out of the way. I will be taking the day off from running today and just head to the gym to lift. My knees and hips are a little sore and I rolled my ankle yesterday so I am going to go to the chiropractor and have him give me a little adjustment. I haven't lifted in a while and am really looking forward to it, I just want to feel strong again.
Well, I am off to school. I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day! I am in good spirits this morning and the sun is shining, which tells me that today will be a great day!!
I am a wife, a runner, a student, and an employee.
I began running a year ago (December 2007), and have been addicted to the sport ever since. Every time I go out for a run, I hope to get a little better, go a little farther, and learn a little more about myself inside and out. I started running after I experienced a major crisis in my life, the loss of my mom, and it has really helped me learn about my strengths and how to cope with all of my internal demons during such a hard time in my life. I feel that in a sense, running saved my life.
I am a full time student working towards a career in nutrition science. I am about to graduate from Tacoma Community College with my AAS and will be transfering to Bastyr University, a naturopathic school north of Seattle. My passion is nutrition, and exercise, and I will be doing something related to that for the rest of my life.
I am married to my best friend, and the man of my dreams, and we have spent the last 12 years of our lives together. I feel so fortunate to have him in my life and to have what we share.