It sort of blows my mind that I am including myself in this link up because I never thought in a million years that I would ever label myself as a runner. I started running because I wanted to run in the Krispy Kreme Challenge that NC State hosts every year. (run 2.5 miles, eat a dozen doughnuts, run back 2.5 miles) I only ate 1 1/2 doughnuts but I did run almost the whole way!
After that (Feb 2013) I was done with running until later that summer when I became serious about losing weight & getting fit. Slowly but surely I started running more, especially with my friend Taylor, and running slowly became enjoyable. I have a few health & fitness goals while I am here in France and keeping up with running is one of them. Yesterday I ran for 30 minutes without stopping. This may not seem like much but considering a little over a year ago I could barely run for 5 min straight this is a huge accomplishment. Running makes me strong and powerful. I no longer dread it or see it as a chore. I actually look forward to running which I guess is what officially makes me a runner.
|This is my view as I run here in France. Breathtaking, I know.|
I hope to run in my first half marathon this fall - anyone want to run with me? Let me know!