So last month I stumbled across a brand new link up - all about running. It's being run by Amanda and Beka, so why not jump on to the band wagon too? Considering I'm in the process of half marathon training - kill me now - I knew I had to get involved as running is such a HUGE part of my life at the moment. So it only seems right to natter away about it on here! Today is the first of the monthly link ups and the topic today is: how and why you started running. Oh and the kicker, for a waffler like me? You've got to use 250 words or less. EEK! So here goes, here is my running story...
On January 10th 2012 I made the decision to change my life. To eat less. To eat better. To exercise more. To be healthier. I don't know why it was that date or why, after so many years of being unhealthy, I decided at the age of 26 that I needed to change my life. But I did.
Then two weeks later I made the decision to take a step further and download the Couch to 5k app. Thereby becoming a runner. I've always been sporty, I loved playing hockey, netball and rounders but running without a stick or ball? No, that I loathed. And I'm pretty sure that at that time I hadn't run, not even for a bus, for six years.
I may have found the first few 'runs' absolutely horrendous and wondered how I'd ever enjoy it but I kept going and going and going...and finally something clicked. Now two years, three stone, a 5k, three 10ks and six weeks of a half marathon training plan later I am proud to say I am a runner.
So what's your running story, I'd love to hear it!