I'm linking up today with The Lady Okie and Sunshine to the Square to tell my running story. I can't wait to read all of yours!
Running is a huge part of my life and it has been for as
long as I can remember. I’ve always been a very active person, though I haven’t
always run the way I do now.
In middle school, I can remember being the envy of the
really athletic girls (by athletic I mean my friends who played team sports
through our school) because I was always the fastest girl in the mile run for our
physical fitness test (and often beat many of the fast boys!). It was also in
middle and high school that I figure skated competitively, and with no rink to
skate on in the summers, I did lots of running and biking to stay in good
I’ve run consistently since I was 15 or 16 and have run the
Cooper River Bridge Run a few times, but it wasn’t until I met my husband that
I started racing and really caring about my times. In November 2011, I ran my
first 5K race and was hooked. I finished in 23:58, much slower than my current race
PR of 20:20.
Since that race, I’ve run and won multiple 5Ks, 10Ks and
even a half marathon (I didn’t win that one, but I was more than happy with my
1:38:58 and fourth place finish!).
I run because I love it, to stay healthy, to be a good example especially to my kids and because I just love the way running makes me feel.