My Running Story

If you haven’t figured out by the title of this post I will talking about how I started to run. It begins in high school junior year to be exact (07′) I joined the track and field team. This happened after trying out for cheerleading and softball, none of these two other sports wanted my amazing skills. I am still not sure why I decided to do this I had never really been fond of running, but I wanted to be part of a team go to meets and dress up on the days when we competed. I quickly learned running was going to be hard and something that was going to keep me on my feet. I completed the season running short distances (100x, 200x, 300x and 400 meters). I found out the last day of practice I was more of a long distance runner my coach never really stopped and looked at my form until that day. I was relieved to find out I was meant to run longer and that is why I never really excelled in running.

Fast forward to today (12′) I began running again in the end of February. Since my last practice back in (07′) I gave up on running not because I didn’t enjoy it but because other issues came up. I just didn’t have the mental energy to continue to run. I put it in the back burner and hoped that I would some day eventually pick it up.

I can honestly say that beginning this running journey has been challenging, difficult and beautiful at the same time. I began to run as a way of releasing stress while I was finishing up my last semester of college. I was in Washington D.C and living in a communal house and had way to much on my plate that I could handle. So naturally I choose that it would be okay to run again. I had the great support of a good friend of mine while I was in D.C. She is an amazing runner and an inspiration to me. I saw her run the Saint Patrick’s Day 8k and after that I was hooked and made a promise to myself that one day I would be back and run that race.

Currently I am injured something which I will go into more detail about in a future post but I have not given up on running. What I can say is that it this injury is only making me want to go out there and run more than ever. I have been bitten by the running bug and I absolutely love it .

Thank you for reading,

Michelle

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