How Running Helped Me Heal After Divorce

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

I became a runner at 36 when I needed MORE out of life. I ran my first half marathon only 2 weeks after leaving my abusive husband.

It helped me deal with the sadness and pain of mourning the loss of my marriage. There were many days I would run with tears streaming down my face.

Running helps me clear my mind, helps me learn patience. Running has helped me learn that I can do anything, if I put my mind to it. Running makes me feel like I have superpowers.

2 weeks after becoming a single mom, I showed up at the start line of my first half marathon. I thought I was going to be SICK!!

I hadn’t even trained, but I decided to believe in myself. I could walk 13.1 miles through Disneyland (what could be better when you can’t stop crying?) I didn’t really believe in myself but running gave me something to train for and running made my sad heart feel happy again!!

Running gave me a community

Running taught me to believe in myself

Running taught me to have confidence Running gave me hope Running helped me deal with the sadness and pain of divorce, I’ve run MANY miles with tears streaming down face.

If someone would have told me that this would be my story I would not have believed it. Have the COURAGE to believe in yourself!

I became that woman, and you can too. We will do it together XO

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