I started running in August of 2010. I had a few pounds to lose and sitting on the couch eating ice cream wasn't helping me achieve the desired results.
I needed a change.
I'm glad I committed to 6 months because the first few months hurt. Holy muscles I've never heard from before! The endorphins kept me coming back for more. In September of 2010, I ran a mile for the first time in my life. It was incredible. I wanted more. I signed up for a trail 10K in November 2010 and I loved the race atmosphere. I wanted more.
Turns out, I love distance running. I think 15 miles is my favorite distance. Bonus: it sounds really badass when you hear someone say "I ran 15 miles this morning."
I'm not fast, but I want to be. Maybe I will be someday, maybe not.
Running seems to have made itself a permanent part of my life. It helps me to like what I see in the mirror, relieve stress and has led me to a lot of great friends. Training for races or not, I'd still be that crazy runner out in my 'hood at 5am.
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