My journey started because of a specific individual: Aly B. Covington (ABC's Village). Back in March, 2019 Aly encouraged me to commit to a 30-day cleanse. These 30 days consisted of clean eating, intaking water, consuming nutrients, and eliminating: dairy, gluten, soy, alcohol, coffee, and much more. I was part of a Facebook group with nearly 700 people who were all embarking on this journey. It was actually a great process with support, recipes, snack guides and everything. I ended up losing 10 pounds in 30 days just from eating well and getting all the nutrients I needed.
As a goal, Aly suggested I sign up for the Santa Monica Classic (5K) in September. I did so immediately.
Since I'm not a runner, nor do I enjoy running, Aly wrote me a running plan to get me prepared for the 5K. Unfortunately I slacked off and only ran twice the month leading up to the 5K. My goal was to run the 5K anyway and complete it without walking. I accomplished this goal and actually felt great.
Now off to the 1/2 Marathon
Just 4 days after completing the 5K, Johnny (from ScaleLA) invited me to join him and some friends in the Monterey Bay Half Marathon. Aly happen to be there during this time. She offered to sponsor me and I gladly accepted! I am so excited to represent ABC's Village and be coached by the amazing Aly. B Covington
I never would have thought I would sign up for a half marathon. I'm excited for this journey because it's going to push me out of my shell, force me to run consistently and be more healthy. I am looking forward to the mental journey the most. Setting goals, getting back into healthy routines, and having something to work towards.
Day 1 of Training
Today was day 1 of my half marathon training. I ran on the boardwalk from Santa Monica to Venice and back. 10 minutes running and 1 minute walking intervals, repeated 4 times. I felt pretty good today! I'm a little nervous about the longer runs since I've never run long distance. But I know I have Aly by my side along with the rest of my half marathon runners from Scale LA!