when I fell in love with running...

August 15, 2013 is when I fell in love with running...

Someone that I've known for many years ran into my  life and continues to help me become a runner.  She is now my mentor.  I've always been embarrassed to run because I didn't think I could because of my size.  I never understood why people would want to run for long distances.  I didn't know about the "runner's high" you get.  I didn't know about the energy I would feel.  I didn't know running would help me with my daily stress and make me a more pleasant mom, wife, co-worker and a more creative crafter/artist.

Since August I've described myself as a person learning to become a runner.  As of today I've run over 250 miles.  Now I think it's time to say "I'm a runner" and I love it!

I don't care that I don't run a 10 minute mile
I don't care if it's cold, hot or raining.
I don't care what other people think.
I'm running because it makes me feel good.
I'm running because it makes me a better person.
I'm running for me!
I'm running because I love it!!!

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