Running was always a dream of mine. Strapping on a pair of comfortable running shoes and taking off sounded like something I would like to do. Many times I tried pursuing this fantasy only to be disappointed by pain, specifically pain from my bad ballerina knee. Just when I had accepted a life of cardio on an elliptical machine, my friend brought me hope. She had just started running a few months after having her third child using the Couch to 5k program. To be honest, the app she had on her iPod looked so easy to use, I thought I’d give the running thing one last try. That was at the beginning of the summer 2010, and I’m still running. Since I finished the C25K program, I have been using RunKeeper to monitor my progress. My first race will be on September 11, 2010.