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!
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Hey there! I really enjoy your blog (I love your sense of humor!) and have “nominated” you for the Liebster Award (why we say “nominate” rather than “award” I have no idea)! You can view the information and rules at The Liebster Award (and a collection of running blogs to check out).
Thank you so much!
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
Thank you! Congrats on the loss! I will check out your page!
You sound like someone I can relate to. I am glad I found your blog.