Running became my thing this year.
Oh, I’ve run since I was a teenager, on and off, to lose weight or keep in shape. But this year it was different. I didn’t need to lose any weight and I was in good enough shape. But going out for a run gave me energy and made me happy and I wanted to improve. So I searched online for training logs and running tips, read running blogs, started speed training and upping my mileage, and discovered that running is a great addition to my life.
This is me running my 2nd race ever, and my very first half marathon:
I’m 36, married, have two kids, and work full time. Oh and I have a house full of chores that don’t get done on their own. So I work out early in the morning when everyone is still sleeping, that’s my free time.
I don’t, can’t, leave the house without my morning coffee. 2 cups with milk and molasses for sweetening. I am a bit of a health nut, just because I care about my body, about living my best possible life. No diets, no chemicals, no losing weight, not trying to look better. But taking care of myself to live a long full life, and enjoy it as I go, you bet.