Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transformation Tuesday- How I transitioned into loving running

Hi all!

This Transformation Tuesday I am not going to be talking about the transition that my body went through with losing 40 pounds.  I am going to talk into how I transitioned into a runner.  I feel like with running you either love it or hate it.

That's how I was pretty much my entire life.  Now I did sports, I played soccer and volleyball.  Soccer requires a lot of running and I HATED it.  When we would do conditioning I was the first to quit and start walking.  My friends would go run around the neighborhood and I would lag behind, walking and huffing and puffing because I was so out of breath.  I hated running.

Fast forward into 5 years of marriage.  I had gained weight and was very, very unhappy with myself.  I started to eat less and lost some weight.  I figured if I lost weight just by eating less imagine what would happen if I started to exercise.

I started slow, I don't even know what pace I started at but I would run around our apartment complex for 10 minutes.  It hurt, I sweated like a gross pig, but I did it.  I upped my time to 15 minutes and bought myself a purple armband (I'm easy to please apparently), and also signed up for a 5k.  I ran that 5k in 38:05, but it felt awesome to accomplish that.

This was right after my first 5k and I was so excited!!
After that I was honestly hooked.  I can't explain it, but I think that the more I ran the faster I got and it was a competition just with me.  No one else... although I do love to beat people in races :)  With running it takes time and a LOT of hard work.  It didn't come easy to me... hah, it still doesn't, but I know that with each step I take I am becoming a better me.  Something like that you hold on to.  That's all I got for today!  Are you going to run today?? :)

 Have a great day and a great run!

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog! Loved this post on becoming a runner!!