My Story…

 

Welcome to Slacker Runner!  My name is Falyn and I hope you enjoy what you read here.  I started running back in 2010.  Well I tried at least, ran my first 5k in September of that year.  Ok, let’s be honest I walked 85% of that. My goal was to finish under 35 minutes; didn’t happen.  After that I slacked off a bit, maybe a lot.  In February of 2011, I drove a friend down to run the Surf City half marathon, the same friend who got me my first pair of running shoes actually.  Standing on a street corner watching all the people running by and smiling, I thought enough is enough, I can do this.   So my next race was that April and it was a half marathon.  My goal there was to finish under 2 hours 30 minutes.  Again, didn’t happen.

I spent the next few years alternating between running like crazy or not at all.  I would go from a month of running 6 days a week to a month of maybe running once.   I read books, magazines, etc, but I wasn’t getting any better and it was frustrating me.  To top it off, I had the worst shin splints.  I ran more races and some of my times improved but not like I wanted them too.   In the summer of 2012, my mother and I were fed up of being out of shape and cranky about how our clothes fit.  We started a little informal contest to get fit.   A little competition goes a long way.

I cut and spliced training ideas from everything I had read over the years and made my own plan, the Slacker Way.  Now I only run 3 days a week.  As for the rest of my time, I can be as lazy as I want to be.  I still love spending time in my comfy chair watching TV marathons on Netflix.

Overall since August of 2012, I have cut just over 24 minutes off of my half marathon time and broke 30 minutes for the 5k  🙂  I also managed to lose 35 pounds.  I would say what my mother lost, but she may hurt me, so I’ll refrain, but it was awesome 🙂

 

So join me as I run on in the Slacker Way and spend lots of time lazing about.  Read about my various running calamities.  I have been attacked by dogs; bite marks to prove it, run into snakes, had a standoff with a cat, met a possum with Swag and been made fun of by lost yuppies looking for a winery.   I’ve had injuries and wardrobe malfunctions; I even fell off a treadmill.   I hope you like what you read and let me know what you think!

I live in a particular part of California that can range from 30 to 110, so sometimes running can be a little tricky. Luckily I’m a Slacker so I can still make it work!

Wine glass at the finish!
Wine glass at the finish!

6 Comments on “My Story…

  1. Hi! Just discovered your blog. Awesome job on the improving running times and weight lost. I am working on same…although I’m done with the weight loss part YAY!
    Hope you check out my new blog sometime. It is about running and travel
    https://travelrunstyle.wordpress.com/

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