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!!