Hello and Good Day to you!
Recently, Brooks Running came out with the #thankyourunning Project.
The purpose of the project is to think about how running has changed you, and to thank running for those changes.
I have decided to take this idea and run with it.
See what I did there?
That’s called a funny.
[rolling my eyes at myself]
I have spent a lot of time over the last few days thinking about the #thankyourunning project and how running has shaped me into the person I am today.
I caught the running bug in 2008 by accident.
Yes, I said by accident.
Prior to that fateful day, I HATED running.
Hated with an extreme passion to be exact.
On a whim, I decided to sign up for a 5K Turkey Trot in an attempt to burn off some Thanksgiving grub.
Being the crazy person that I am, I switched to the 10K at the last minute.
I had run 5 miles on the treadmill once and thought… what the heck I can do 6 miles.
So, I did it.
Um.. wait.. what?!?!
That’s in case you aren’t good at math… [pointing at myself]… that is an 8:30 pace.
For someone who hated running as much as I did, I sure was good at it.
Fast forward almost 7 years and 18 races later.
I am still at it.
Running has changed me.
Running has created within me a strong, confident, unbeatable force to be reckoned with.
Running has gotten me through hard times, and has carried me through the good times.
Running has made me cry, caused me pain and has allowed me to experience an immense amount of joy.
Running has become a part of me.
So, I must thank running for the gifts it has given me.
How long have you been running?
What is your #thankyourunning story?