Why I Run

Hello Blogging World! I’m so excited to finally be here, this blog has been a thought in the back of my mind for the past year and I finally took the plunge.

I was just reading a “How to Blog” guide last night and it basically said “your first blog post is going to suck, just get it out of your system.”  Ha, well here it goes…

For a long time, soccer was my main sport, until some crappy knee injuries forced me to quit.  When training for soccer, the farthest I’d run was about 3-4 miles and I was happy with that.  I had no desire to run farther than that as I thought it was a waste of time. Oh how things have changed.

I still remember the day a friend asked me if I wanted to train for a half marathon with her.  My initial thought was ‘No way, I can’t run 13 miles, that’s crazy.”   But there was something inside that told me to suck it up and try it.

After I finished the race, I was hooked.  Fast forward about 5 years and I’ve finished one full marathon and at least 10 half marathons.  I’m definitely not an expert at running, but I’ve done it and will continue to do it.

I love setting a goal and working towards it, I love pushing myself farther than I think I can go, I love that you can run at any age and continue to improve, and I love that you can run anywhere you are (for the most part).

I saw this on pinterest and thought it was just perfect!

(photo credit: tumblr.com)

If you are a runner, what do you love most about running?

Thanks for hanging in there with me on my first post!

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