Happy Wednesday friends! And, more importantly, HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!
I celebrated the best way I could, 4 easy miles this am before work. While it was an easy run, it was easier. It was a beautiful morning–albeit a little cold (34*! WTF), and I loved being out and running again!Anyways, in the spirit of the day, I’m linking up with Lisa, to talk all things running!
Right now I run because…I can!!! Having to take time off to heal from an injury has really made me realize how much I love this sport. I am so fortunate to be healthy enough to run, and so I do.
I started running because…I wanted to stay in shape. I had done sports (soccer and track) all through high school and in college, I found myself pretty sedentary without the demand of organized sports. My mom was a runner when I was growing up (she ran a marathon for her 41st birthday…what a badass) and so I was inspired to start running myself. I figured it was the best way to keep myself trim and healthy with all the college food.
When I don’t run, I…I think we all know this answer to this, but this post sums it up pretty nicely.
One thing that running has taught me is…I am so much more capable then I give myself credit for. When I started running, I ran ten minute miles and three miles felt like an eternity. I never thought I would run a marathon, let alone FOUR, and I never thought qualifying for Boston would happen. And, well, we know how that story ends. Believe in yourself! Running shows me what I can do with a little hard work.
Right now my biggest running-related goal is…to just get back to shape. I have some fall races I’d like to do well in, but really, I just want to feel good and have fun! I’ve been having so much fun exploring the magic that is trail running and I’m really looking forward to my first trail races!