“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