I started running a few years ago during a fun run and was hooked. Little did I know at the time, running would become so therapeutic. With life happening daily, running is my time to release the stresses of the day and just breath. A time to push myself to limits I didn’t know I could reach. It’s a time to get out of your head and not think, but it’s also a time to connect with nature and God.
I’m grateful I can Run Like A Girl. There are many of my friends that have a hard time walking to the other end of the house. So, it makes me happy to be able to say I can walk a 5K. I finished something I started, and that feels good. Then the runners high kicks in and I feel great.
There are critics who say, running is hard on the body and give every excuse why I shouldn’t run. To them I say, shame on you for not getting out in the fresh air and walking with me. Shame on your for trying to discourage me from doing something for myself and my health. If I hadn’t started running, I know I wouldn’t be as healthy as I am today. The pain in my feet, is sometimes unbearable. If I gave into that pain, if I hadn’t pushed myself, I wouldn’t know I could. I would’ve given up and let this defeat me but instead I take one step at a time until I finish. I could’ve let the doctor take the bones from my feet but instead I walked, I ran, I struggled but I never give up.
Find your race, the thing that makes you happy and don’t let anyone stop you from finishing. Enjoy your life, it’s your life to live and you only got one shot! Shot for the Stars and be proud you can Run Like A Girl!