Running is only for Runners

Today marks my ten month runniversary! And I’m the perfect examples that debunks the myth that titles this post!

In high school I would fake sickness so I didn’t have to run. When I did run, I would get side stitches within a few minutes. I fell one time while running because I didn’t want to run anymore… Yes, I fell on purpose!

That brings me to January of 2013. I had been jogging/walking a few times with the stroller before January 2013, but I made the decision to download the Couch to 5k app and give it a try. I didn’t like the body I saw in the mirror post baby and I was ready to do something about it!

So I started running. There were days that I thought I was going to die. Then there was a breakthrough – one day I was running and got back to the house, but I didn’t want to stop, so I kept going. I ran six miles that night, because it felt good. That’s was the moment I knew I had become a ‘runner’.

Running is not for runners. It’s for anyone.

At this stage I still run in intervals, which means I run some and then walk a little. I can run straight got about a mile and a half (this gets longer if running a longer race). So no matter how much, how fast or how far you run… You are still a runner!

So get to running!!


1 thought on “Running is only for Runners”

  1. Jess, Jack started out the same way..what he calls “Scout Pacing”..running and walking and he didn’t start running until he was 54 and then ran the Bolder Boulder into his 80’s…so don’t stop, just keep running.

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