Amanda from The Lady Okie and Becka from Sunshine to the Square Inch are hosting a link up with a different running topic every month. I don’t post about my running very often but I think this sounds awesome and so I’m joining in. This month the topic is How and Why You Started Running in 250 Words or Less.
I always liked the thought of being a runner and started running so many times that I’ve lost track of them all. I started in high school, and university, and my twenties, and, most recently, in my thirties. While I liked the thought of running, I was never willing to consistently put in the time and effort it required to truly become a runner, until this time. This time will be my last time starting, because I don’t plan on stopping ever again.
I started (again) in August 2013 and would do a 2 km loop by my house. The first time I walked almost all of it, running only from the first tree to the post. It was embarrassing but I didn’t give up. The next day I went to the second post. Then the second tree. Each time I pushed myself a little farther until I had expanded my loop and could comfortably run 5km at a very slow pace. After being able to consistently run 5km, I started increasing my speed and I now typically run it in just under half an hour.