Today, I wanted to take some time to share with you why running is totally for me. I know it’s not for everyone, but it is for me! In college, I picked up running as a means to keep off the “freshman 15”. Honestly, I hated it! Running a mile or two was torture! While in college my uncle passed away from cancer which gave me enough motivation to do a 5K that was raising money for cancer patients. After that race I was hooked! I realized running could be used for good causes and I became competitive within myself. I began upping the ante each race up to the marathon distance. I discovered running was totally for me!
Running and racing continues to be a part of my life. I met my husband, Ryan, at the Tulsa Run. We had a running themed wedding. Today, Ryan is a triathlete. My 18 month old daughter often goes on runs with me in the stroller. I not so secretly hope that she enjoys running when she is older. Not because I want her to do what I do, but more because I know what it has taught me and how much joy it brings me. I want my daughter to experience those things for herself. Really, when it comes down to it, I don’t mind what she does as long as she finds something that is totally for her.