I got into running by accident. It was not my intent to run. I did it to get Michelle to be quiet and just leave me alone. At the time, I was the biggest that I had ever been. I was miserable. We were at The Y and she challenged me and well.....that was history.
All of that being said, I have accomplished numerous 5K's, 2 1/2 Half Marathons and 1 Full Marathon and returning to Myrtle Beach in February to complete another Half Marathon. I'm considering another Full before the age of 45. (If you know me, you can do the math.)The 1/2 Half Marathon was for a friend of mine. She was running her first. I had an injury and told her that I would do as much as I could. I ran for quite a while and then met back up with her toward the end when I knew she would need the encouragement. I crossed the finish line with her, received my medal and the graciously returned it to the box. I hadn't completed the whole thing and didn't feel right taking a medal. Anyway......
There is something completely relaxing, freeing, and wonderful about running. Most of the time what I hear is.....
"I can't run"
"I wouldn't run"
"I hate running"
"I don't run unless something is chasing me"
"Why would I want to subject myself to something like that?"
My response is typically....
"Yes you can"
"You would if you wanted to"
"You were being forced before ( like in school or athletics)"
"Everyone runs if they are being chased"
"You never know until you try"
Yes, you can use the words, running, freeing, relaxing and wonderful all in the same sentence. My hubby will be the first to tell you...."If she doesn't get in a run.......she is not the same person". I totally believe it.
If your stress is up- RUN.
If you have major decisions to make-RUN.
Need some down town from the kids-RUN.
You need some exercise- RUN!!!!!!
I am here to tell you that it makes all the difference in the world!!!!!!
These are just a few of the reasons I LOVE running!!!!!!!