Fun fact: I’ve never run a 5k race.
It’s not all medals and roses, as most (if not all) runners will tell you, even the professional athletes. There’s lots of sweat and hard work put into it. Lots of discipline needed. Lots of pain. But oh the joys … and that’s why we still do it. We crazy people!
I wasn’t prepared for my first running injury. It came from ‘nowhere’. I guess you could say I was a rookie. Read More
Within a year, I ran 3 half marathons.
I never thought I would ever be referred to or refer to myself as a long distance runner. Ever. Before I [officially] started training for my first half marathon , I had never run more than 4 miles in a ‘session’. I don’t think I had ever even run a mile nonstop.
My hope is that with this post, I am able to encourage at least one person who thinks they can never be ‘a runner’ to start running; or even those into running right now but thinking of quitting. Read More
I do not have a typical first mile experience when I run but mostly, the first mile is hard. I know it’s good practice to warm up before running, but I hardly ever do. Or I guess what I call my ‘warm up’, when I even do it, is not sufficient. Lack of sufficient warm up isn’t the sole reason for my less than stellar first miles, though. There are other factors like the weather, how tired I am, if I am properly fueled, etc. I used to get really discouraged and frustrated sometimes when my first mile wasn’t up to my expectations but I’m glad I know better now. That the first mile doesn’t have to define my entire run. That the first mile might not look pretty- and that’s ok. Read More
This post is dedicated to my running heroes. Some of them don’t even know they are my running heroes. And no, Usain Bolt is not one of them. lol. These are seemingly normal, everyday people who either inspired me to start running, motivate me to keep running, remind me why I run, started running or kept running because of my example, and any combination of the above. Read More