Fitness Friday #BlogHop #LinkUp – My Personal Fitness Goal Reached

Cascia Talbert

This post is going to be a little personal.  Usually I write educational posts sharing my health and fitness tips but today I am going to write about a goal that I thought I would never reach. 

In March of 2013 I started running for the first time.  Back then I only ran about a mile at a time and my pace was roughly 15-16 minutes.  I blamed my slow pace on my short legs.  I decided I was getting a good work out and that was satisfying. 

Back then I tried to run about 2-3 times a week.  Sometimes the cold and windy Spokane weather or my husband’s busy work schedule prevented me from running as often as I would have liked.

By June my oldest daughter was out of school for the year and could babysit her siblings while I went out for a run.  I added another half mile to my course and downloaded the app MapMyRun on my phone.  I also increased my pace to a 13 minute mile.

I stopped running in October when the weather out here begins to get cold and the snow falls.  This year it started to warm up in April.  I continued with my 1 1/2 mile course in my neighborhood about 2-3 times a week. 

My husband does not like to run because he can’t stand having sore legs.  Sometimes we go for long walks together and we have a favorite walking route.  Spokane is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains so we are surrounded by hills and inclines.  Our favorite walking route is about 2 1/2 miles up a very steep hill and then back down to where we live.  Sometimes I will put my youngest in the stroller and walk up that hill without my husband.  Each time I do this I always think, “Someday I am going to run this.”

On Monday I did.

Map My Run Running App

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    Chandra Sullivan – Spark Your Motivation
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    About Our Founder

    Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger,  and mother of five children, living in Spokane, WA. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.

    Ms. Talbert  runs the Healthy Moms Social Network, is the founder of Healthy Moms Media, and also blogs at You can follow her on, and

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