Well let’s just jump right into it shall we?
I only started to run seriously in my 3rd year of university. Prior to that my idea of “going for a run” was putting on my prettiest gym clothes and pushing out a solid 10 minutes straight before feeling the need to throw up.
I’ve always been active, and grew up playing a lot of sports. I guess that’s what you get growing up when you’re trying to keep up with a sister who is one of those naturally athletic people and brothers who were always outside running around (and inside for that matter – hello mini sticks!). But since I was only used to running short sprints down the basketball court or soccer field – never did I think I could run long distance, aka anything over 1k. See, smiling on the outside, dying on the inside:
I joined a Running Room training group when I was 22 and I’ve been addicted ever since. I find running relaxing and a chance to clear my mind. I prefer longer runs so it can be sometimes difficult to fit in the time, but when I do I feel so much better. No more Miss Puke Face after 10 minutes.
Although running is a passion of mine, it is not my life. I’m just a normal, low key girl, who grew up in a small town and moved to the big smoke after graduating from university. I have 3 siblings that mean the world to me and although we have 4 pretty different personalities, we mesh together like white on rice. I’m typically known as the entertainment for my family. I’d like to think it’s because I’m such a good sport, but most of the time I just say stupid things that warrant any and all comments.
I hang out with my parents a lot. Probably way more than any normal person my age should. But I’m A-OK with that.
My Jack. I swear I’ve never seen a dog with more attitude. Love him and all of his 100 pound frame.
Allll of that said, I want to accomplish my running goals but also stay active and healthy, and my hope is that this blog will help keep me motivated to do so, but also motivate you at the same time.
RunnerGirl in the City? I’m a Girl. I love running. And I live in the city. Not complicated.