I got into running back in August of 2010 when one of my best friends asked me to run a relay race with her because "It will be fun!" I had never been a runner before in my life and truth be told had actually never enjoyed running, even in the slightest! I told her I didn't think it would be something I would continue doing, but for her (because we were friends and she needed a teammate) I would consider running the relay race.
I started training for the race in September of that year and ran my first 5k in November. That felt SO tough, I wondered how in the world I would survive running a total of 15+ miles in the relay. Well, April 2011 rolled around, I ran the relay and had an absolute BLAST!!
From that point on, I became hooked on running. My husband affectionately calls me his "Crazy Runner Girl." I know how proud he is of me, and I am very proud of myself, too! Since that relay race, I have run 12 more relays, 13 half marathons, 3 10k's, and a HUGE handful of 5k races.
I have inspired many of my friends, who, like me, thought they could never be runners, to take up the sport. I love encouraging people to get out of their comfort zones, take a chance, and see if maybe they might actually enjoy it. Also, I believe in never saying never. I believed I would NEVER run... NEVER complete a 5k... NEVER run a relay... and NEVER run a half marathon. In just over 5 years, I have accomplished so much, smashing all those "NEVERS," amazing myself, inspiring others, and am SO very proud to call myself a RUNNER! I love my awesome, crazy, enthusiastic, and WHOOHA life!! :D <3