I can remember back to when I was in high school and told my parents I didn’t want to exercise because I hated sweating! I started running my sophomore year of college in an attempt to lose a little bit of weight and make the journey towards a healthier lifestyle.
The first time I went out for a run I could not even make it 1 mile- I was totally out of shape and had no idea what I was getting myself into. Every day that summer I would run just a little bit farther. I remember getting so frustrated at my 3 mile plateau, but I didn’t let that stop me! By the end of the summer, I was running around Salem Lake- a 6.92 mile trail!
It was only then that I realized that I could do anything I set my mind to. I met a new friend (now my best friend, and running buddy) who encouraged me to train for a half marathon that was only 6 months away. It sounded fun, and challenging, but I wasn’t sure that I could do it. Sure enough, I did!
(Left- Me, Right- Debbie)
! It took TONS of hard work, but I am so glad that I did it! Not only did I finish, I beat my goal time of 2:10 and finished in 1:54:23!
A healthy life is a journey, not a destination! Come visit me at Meganerdruns.blogspot.com!