" I don't understand why people run. I only run if someone is chasing me!"
Have you ever said this? I know that I have...TONS of times! I always thought that runners were crazy, why in the heck would someone CHOSE to run!?! Running was the thing that we were forced to do in high school in which I was always last and finished wanting to collapse....I hated it! Now, now I love running! I still think it is crazy that those words come out of my mouth, " I love running" never would my former self think this would happen.
So, why do I run? It's simple. I run because it pushes me and it makes me feel confident. A lot of people think that just because I'm a bigger girl I run only because I want to lose weight. I can say that it started out that way, but then it became about something so much bigger than losing some pounds. Every time I would run 1 or 2 miles I felt surprised and SOOOOO proud that I could do it!! Then I slowly started to push myself with going further or a little bit faster. Every single time I pushed myself I felt great, I felt like I could do anything!
The first time I ran six miles..I was ecstatic! I wanted to stop so many times during the run, but I didn't because all I could think was, " I am an obese woman, who is doing something that not everyone can do! I can do this!!!" and I did it! I love that feeling, the feeling that I can do something that people don't expect me to do by looking at me.
I run because:
society doesn't think I should be able to,
I prove stereotypes wrong,
it makes me feel strong,
I love how it makes me feel.
I run for me!
What is something you do that makes you feel proud?
p.s. yesterday I ran 11 miles without stopping..the farthest I have ever ran!!
I am totally going to kick this 1/2 marathons