Committed to Running
Besides wedding talk, this blog is primarily created to talk about running and my journey to becoming a runner. So here is what I can tell you about me in regards to my running history. It doesn’t really exist. K blog over. Just kidding!
So I was a soccer player in my younger years- started playing when I was 4 and actually still play 1-2 seasons a year now. I was never the fastest and was never the best but I tried hard and most of the time it worked out for me. Other than that I played basketball for 1 year in middle school (I was awful!) and tried out for volleyball once but that resulted in complete shoulder reconstruction on my right side. I had dislocated my shoulder in a wave pool at an amusement park when I was 11 and then it popped out again during try outs so it was time to get that fixed! So yes I would consider myself an athletic person however I am by no means a crazy workout totally fit girl. So knowing this little bit if history here is how I became interested in running….
When I moved to Boston I was lonely. I took a sales job fresh out of college, packed all of my stuff into Tim’s car, and drove 10+ hours to a place I had never even been to visit! After a few days of moving stuff in and trying to find space to put all of my crap in a small 1 bedroom apartment Tim headed home to complete grad school. As I sat there in my couch and looked around I thought to myself “Well what the hell do I do now” so I went for a run. I remember that run like it was yesterday. There was something different about the way I tied those laces. I remember the first step onto the pavement and the deep breath I took. It was like that breath was saying you are not alone and you are going to be OK. IPOD on (Jordan Sparks One Step At A Time was my song choice at the time), tennis shoes tied, and a can-do attitude started my running journey.
So since then I have ran in about four 5K’s with my favorite being the Susan G. Komen one in Cleveland, OH. My time’s are not impressive (yet!) but I am getting somewhere with them and I am ready for more. So my goal is to run as often as possible and to not just run but to get that same feeling out of that I used to get in Boston. And after I have mastered all of that I want to do a half marathon somewhere fun like Chicago, St. Louis, Charlotte.
Here is Casey and I at the Susan G. Komen Race
5K in Westfield Center, OH
So that is where my story currently is… working hard to be a good runner and start a healthy lifestyle with running being my guide. I am hoping that this process will change my body and sure I am hoping it inspires me to be healthier all together but more importantly I just want to love it! So here’s to loving running… let’s hope it happens for me!
So my posts on the blog are all about my running adventures and so much more! Enjoy reading about my burning calf muscles, my less than impressive running times, and my true commitment to learning to love something I am passionate about but just not very good at YET! These posts are meant to keep me going but to inspire you to go out there and do something that you want to learn to LOVE to do! If you have questions or need some additional inspiration let me know how I can help.