Stories of running for the rest of us
Hi, I am Elizabeth. This blog is about running from the perspective of a woman with a full-time job as an editor, 1 kick-ass husband, 3 insanely awesome children, and 2 wonder dogs.
I am no elite athlete. In fact, I am an average runner in every sense of the word. I am not all that fast, nor particularly slow. I don't log a crazy number of miles a week. I make time to run as much as is feasible with my busy schedule, which usually works out to be 3 or 4 days a week...sometimes 5 if I am really jammin'. Just like you, I am very busy with life's goings ons, and just like you, I think it is hard to make time for exercise and taking proper care of myself. Just like you, I sometimes skip a workout for no good reason. But I have discovered that running is...well...fun! I honestly enjoy it. It makes me feel good and strong. After I discovered running, I found that it wasn't nearly as hard as it used to be to find time for those workouts because I actually enjoy doing it. Running potentiates my life. Everything seems a little better as long as I am getting those 3 or 4 runs in a week. The goals I set in running are challenging, but achievable, and running keeps me in good shape. Running also keeps my brain clean and my emotions balanced. And I love that running does not discriminate: people of all shapes and sizes run...and run well!
Besides enjoying the whole process of training for a race and and setting and achieving running goals for myself, I have found that the sport of running is very social. One of my favorite things about the sport is the camaraderie of the running community--I have met many good friends through running, both online and in the real world.
I keep this blog for a few reasons. One reason is, of course, because writing about running keeps me accountable for my own training. Putting into words my own experiences of running and throwing them out there for anyone and everyone to read keeps me motivated to stay on top of my running, which as I described above, is a very good, positive thing in my life. Another reason for keeping this blog is I like the social aspect of it. It's fun and inspiring to read other people's blogs about running, and I like the idea that my blog might be fun and inspiring to other runners too. I welcome readers to comment and share their own experiences. Feel free to share a link back to your own running blog too. And finally, I keep this blog because I enjoy writing. What better way to combine two hobbies I really like, running and writing, into a third hobby--Blogging!
So please enjoy this little blog and please comment and share away. The rest of us would love to hear your running stories.