Amanda from The Lady Okie and Beka from Sunshine to the Square Inch are hosting a monthly link up called Runner’s Tell All, where they cover different subjects every month. This month is “My Running Story in 250 Words” and I thought I would join in. If you feel like joining in, which I hope you will, head over to Amanda and Beka’s blogs to share your link.
About Runner’s Tell All:
“Runner’s Tell All” is a monthly linkup for runners of all ages, skill levels, and experience. Each month they will have a different topic, and you can find all the topics listed here. They will be accepting two sponsorship spots for each month, who will receive a sidebar ad on both blogs as well as entry links in the giveaway. 100% of your sponsorship money will go directly toward running-related giveaways. This is such a great way to connect with other runners and bloggers.
At age 29 I had started to really come out of my depression darkness, I had met the love of my life and after just getting back from traveling around Asia with my love, we spent a few months living with my family in Northern Sweden before heading to his home in US.
During this time I kept seeing how my dad got ready for his training runs for his upcoming (yearly) marathon, Stockholm Marathon, happening a few months later. I would see him get ready for his long run on Sunday morning, dressed to deal with snow, icy roads and cold. Hours later he’d come back, smiling and with a certain glow on his face – he seemed so happy, so at peace, so content and all I could think was “HOW on earth can he be so happy after hours of RUNNING?!”
Little did I know that he would inspire me to one day surprise myself and my loved ones by lacing up my old hiking sneakers and.. Head out for a run! While that run wasn’t pretty, and I pretty much wanted to die after 2k, I had right away fallen in love. I kept running regularly and quickly came to realize that this was what I had needed for a long time.
Running taught me about my strengths, passion, self-love and have since May -12 been something I can not NOT do.
Running is my therapy and my joy.
Running is a CHALLENGE, LIFE and LOVE.
Those were my 249 words about how I started running. What are yours?