How I Got Into Running

Photo May 29, 9 07 36 PM
Today, Caitlyn shared a photo on Instagram

I haven’t yet figured out how to reshare a Instagram photo, so I figured I’d share my story here.

How I got into running.  I’m still getting into running.  In January, after the New Year’s resolution hype I knew I needed to do something.  I was one year out from having Parker, but I hadn’t lost much weight.  I had jogged a little – walked more than jogged.  I had never been a runner.  I did everything in my power to get out of running in high school.  I used to get (and still occasionally get) side stitches. I thought runners were crazy.  I couldn’t imagine finding solace in running.

My best friend from middle school and the first friend I made when I moved to Florida, Caitlyn, had just recently finished the third of three marathons within 50 days.  I decided that I was going to try running.  I downloaded the Couch to 5K app and started running.  It was hard.  I wanted to quit.  Then I hit a stride after about 3 weeks and it felt good to run.  I was running more than half a mile at a time.  I ran my first 5K at the beginning of February of this year and that was the beginning on my new obsession.  Now running is a stress reliever.  If I don’t run for a few days, I know it.  For that matter, everyone else around me notices.  David looked at me one time and said, “Please go run”.  He meant it in love – he knew that I wasn’t myself and had gotten a wee bit grumpy.
Running has become a wonderful addition to my life.

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