“I hate to run” I told my friend one day. She had been talking about how awesome the runner’s high is, to feel the wind in your face and the only limits are the ones you place on yourself blah blah blah…
I’ve always been active. I played-no, lived and breathed softball all my life. From school ball to summer travel teams to fall league with only 2 weeks off each year, I was VERY active. Even as an adult now, I’ve participated in many Beachbody home work out programs like P90X, Insanity, Chalean Extreme-from cardio to weightlifting-I’ve tried it.
So I was very surprised by my friends response when she asked, “well, what have you done?” My puzzled look, knowing she knew my active status, prompted her to ask deeper-“what RUNNING have you done?”
She caught me stumbling because besides the Highschool mile theory (where you run a mile very slowly at the beginning of the year in PE in order to improve without putting much effort into it) I had no other running experiences.
“If you haven’t REALLY RUN,” she said, “then you can’t say you don’t like it. How about you do a REAL RUN and then lets see.”
Thus the challenge:
To train and run and FINISH the Utah Valley Half Marathon-and so the journey began…
3 Half Marathons later, I am now signed up for my first Full Marathon and going strong