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.