My name is Hemarie (pronounced “Hey-marie”) and last year I ran my first marathon, the 2012 Walt Disney World Marathon, and
ran walked crawled through my second marathon,the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. My right IT band punished me severely for running two marathons back to back, so to keep myself busy while I couldn’t run, I did a 30-Day Yoga challenge. I trained for the 2012 Orlando Half Marathon in exactly one month then switched gears to plan my recent wedding. I must’ve forgotten how bad training for the first two marathons was since I recently just signed up for the 2013 Chicago Marathon.
You can read about how and when I started running here.
In my mind I run like a beautiful gazelle, with beauty and grace. However, I’ve seen race photo after race photo that would suggest otherwise. The closest to beauty I’ve gotten while running was the heart-shaped sweat mark I once had on my back during a long Saturday run. Thank you to my fellow runner Rachelle for pointing this out as I will forever be in the pursuit of another just like that.
I love coffee, my two so-ugly-they’re-cute pugs and my handsome husband. Those are not necessarily listed in order of importance, but I will say that only one of those leaves me with headaches in its absence.
English is technically my second language, Spanish being my first. My Spanish is more like ‘Spanglish’ these days and I haven’t lived in Puerto Rico since I was three-years-old. However, this does not stop me from using this as an excuse often for why I mumble and get words confused.
For the record, I would like to acknowledge that I think runners are crazy and I question my sanity every time I go for a run. I think this is why I like running so much.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the journey with me!