Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Starting it off!

Well here it goes, my first post on my first blog. Kind of exciting, kind of intimidating! Let's hope I can keep it up.

A little about me. Currently I reside in Houston, TX, but have lived in numerous places prior to this (to name a few - Washington, California, Wyoming, Iran, Egypt, Bahrain). I ran a little in high school and college, but did not do any serious training until August, 2004. That is when I joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.

On January 16, 2005 I completed my first marathon (HP Houston) and on February 13, 2005 I finished my second (Freescale Austin). On May 30, 2005 I completed my first Olympic distance triathlon (Capital of Texas Triathlon, Austin). About a week after that I broke the 3rd toe of my right foot at the metatarsophalangeal joint. Very bad break, and after 6 months and a bone stimulator my doc finally gave me the okay to start running again. Yeah!! I have done a little running since then, but with the holidays and such - no major training has taken place. But the New Year is here and the new shoes were purchased last night. I am ready, so lets go!!

ps - the next running events I plan on doing are the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run on February 25, 2006 and the Blue Bell Fun Run on March 25, 2006.

15 comments:

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

oooh new shoes :) i love getting new shoes!

ShoreTurtle said...

Both those upcoming races sound like fun. You're definitely in Texas. I don't think there's a rodeo run up here in the Northeast! Good luck running in the new year!

brent d. said...

WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BLOGGING!!

Sarah said...

Welcome to blogging! :)

WalkSports.com said...

Jill,

Welcome indeed! (It's always good to see somebody who has clocked as many events as I have!)

Jon
http://houstonrunningbloggers.blogspot.com/
http://houstonrunning.blogspot.com/

Vic said...
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Vic said...

Welcome to the blog rolls. Look forward to hearing more.

vic

http://run4yourlife.blogspot.com

Dirt Runner said...

Orange you glad you joined? Welcome Aboard!

atownrunner said...

hello jill. cool that you joined the blogosphere.

Erin said...

Welcome to the blogging world Jilly Bean!! :)

Rae said...

Hi Jill! Welcome to the running blogs!!

Okolo said...

Welcome fellow TNTer.

Please drop me an email, I'd like to invite you to join TNT Bloggers at www.tntbloggers.org.


Okolo

Steve Bezner said...

Pull up a chair Jill!

Welcome!

RunSteve.Com

Joe said...

Welcome to the blogiverse.
There's a chance you'll see me on the bike... or in the pool. If you catch me running I have to grant you three wishes, I think. You have a better shot at catching a leprechaun.

Scott said...

I plan on jumping into the world of tri's this year myself Glad to have you aboard!