People ask me all the time "Why do you run?" Usually that is
followed by "I hate running" or "I just can’t get into running." Well it’s not like I woke up one day and decided to run a marathon! Truth is, when I first started running I said it too. “There is no way I can run a marathon.” Guess I’m about to eat my words. It actually
all started out much more casually than that.
Where it all began…
I’ve been an athlete all my life but fell off the bandwagon after
High School. Years later while working at CCC someone sent out an email saying they were getting a group together to run in the Full Moon 5k here in Tulsa. A lot of my co-workers and friends were doing it so I signed my husband and myself up! After all, there was free beer at the end for the runners! Keep in mind, I was not in shape nor did I do any running to get ready for the 3.1 never-ending miles of that race. But we did it anyway and had fun with our friends. And it slowly took off from there. In future blogs I’ll dive deeper into my race history.
Why I Run…
It’s really simple actually. I run for health reasons and for a
hobby that allows me to meet new people. After all, I’ve never met a stranger!
During my first 5k I was about 30 lbs heavier than I am now. Now I run to keep
the weight off. This is something that I struggle with being as I also have
PCOS. Let’s be honest! I run because I like to eat junk food! Running makes me
feel less guilty about it.
Well that is the end of my very first blog. Tell me, why do you