Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Why I run

Hey all,
So I started thinking about this blog and realized that at the point I started writing this I was already starting to enjoy running. I didn't tell you about why I started or how crappy it was for a long time. I started running because I saw all of these women whose blogs I read going from couch to half marathons. Regular people. I have about 30 lbs to lose,nothing compared to what some of these gals have done- but I'm not in shape or healthy. I got a blood test taken and the results scared me. I decided I could be a runner to. I needed to save my heart. My husband and I signed up for a half marathon to motivate me and he was able to not train at all coming from his army background. I worked my ass off. I will always remember my first run, I wanted to do 4 miles. I know kind of a big goal for the first time. I couldn't get there, I ran 3 miles in 1 hour! I knew I had my work cut out so I started running, 3-6 miles 4 days a week no matter how slow. I pushed through the slowness and the pain and pictured my goals. I wanted to love running so I can be the 70 year old kicking ass at half marathons. I've been running about 3 months now. I'm up to a 11 min mile average on longer runs and am enjoying running. I'm getting healthy and while I REALLY want to lose weight, I want to be healthy and strong first. I graduate college in 2 weeks and I'm going to kick it up in the working out schedule. For anyone considering running and doubting yourself- you can do it. I completed a half marathon after running 6 weeks. I'm a normal, semi unhealthy girl who wants a fitness lifestyle. I run because I want to inspire. I want to be a role model to my future kids and I want to be running when I'm old but have a healthy body. I am a runner.

What motivates you to run? What made you start?

Taber turner


  1. Maybe your blog can motivate me to get back to running too! It's so hard to take the first step. So glad seeing someone like me can do it too!! :)

  2. Yeah, getting into it SUCKS lol. The first time I ever went running it took me an hour to run 3 miles and I felt like I was dying. Not very awesome. It' s nice though because you can improve really easy if you stick with it. Thanks for reading :]

  3. I started running fresh out of college after playing collegiate soccer. I wanted to stay in shape. Then as I noticed my metabolism getting slower, I started running more and setting larger goals. That's when I ran my first half!