It wasn’t until 2015 that I really got into running. Prior to that I was always interested in dancing, doing workout videos and walking around town with my twin sisterJessica while our kids either took a snooze in their strollers or ran along side of us. But whenever we exercised to those videos it was our escape from the stress of motherhood and life’s other stressors. We also had zumba memberships and once in a while we’d visit the local gym. I rarely worked out with myself…until I developed my relationship with running.
Exercise was and continues to be a constant in my life. I’ll never forget when my friend kept begging me to run with her. She said I promise I’m not fast and I can help you. It will be fun… I promise! I looked up to her as a friend and trusted her and finally mustered up the courage to accept the opportunity to “run” with her. (I quote the word run because when I started to “run” I actually walk/jogged)…
To my surprise she WAS slow! I was so relieved and gained so much more confidence! I never thought I would consider myself a runner! I soon learned that running was an individual sport. Although some do it for competition, others like myself do it for personal gain.You find your own pace and you always try to beat your last time.
My friend taught me the basics of running and opened up the reality of what running has to offer. It was then in 2015 when I got the running bug and started signing up for 5ks and half marathons! I trained with the “posse” as seen on some old facebook posts. I also continued to dance and do other workouts too.