As a child I never enjoyed running other than short distances in softball games and physical education classes at school. Until I got recruited on a Relay team in 2011 that my co-workers were participating in. I had no iead what I was getting myself into. I've always been physically fit, but I've never taken on anything like this before. After the race I immediately thought …why did I do this! I coudn't walk for a few days, I had blisters, I was exhausted and super sore. But I had the time of my life!
Running became a passion of mine after that experience and to this date I have done over 4 relays, 10 5ks, 12 6ks, and 8 half marathons.
Life can be brutal sometimes and things are out of my control. Running reminded me that I am tough. I can persevere through anything. I can accomplish anything when I put my mind, body and soul into it. I can keep going when everything seems to be falling apart around me. Running reminded me that I control my own destiny.
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