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I’ve always believed in pushing my limits.
Just…well, not athletically. I’d devour books and try new activities, but running? That was for immortal people. And…people who ate lettuce as dessert.
|I thought this dessert was MUCH better.
Before I started real training, this was my idea of a workout:
I had never been an athlete. With asthma landing me in the back of the pack, I struggled to run. I dreamed of running a 5k. I began by run-walking in intervals on the treadmill, and in the spring of 2009 I finally ran a mile for the first time! In spring of 2010, I joined the lacrosse team and ran twenty minutes at the first practice, and finally fulfilled my dream of running a 5k in 34:04 in June 2010.
I took a lot of time off from my goals to volunteer and to travel around the world. It was an amazing experience, and I’ve now traveled to sixteen countries.
Donkey ride, anyone? (Greece, Spring 2009)
The dreams got bigger. I worked by way up to running 45 minutes and shaved my mile time down from 12:30 to 8:00. That moment was like:
|KA-POW. I’M A REAL RUNNER NOW WITH A SUB-9 MILE!!!!!!!!!!
But, crazy goal-setting person that I am, it wasn’t quite enough.
I pushed myself in other ways, like skiing!
Lately, I’ve been using this blog as a way to prevent my control-freak tendencies
and chat about philosophy, stress management and worry. Mental health is a big part of wellness and I’m glad to be part of the conversation.
I’m extremely passionate about running and whole living, and I believe it carries into everything I do. I’ve graduated from SUNY New Paltz in December 2014 with B.A. in journalism and a minor in coolness. (Just kidding about the coolness part.)
Please tweet at me via @goaprilgo about running, food, life or your favorite way to relax. I’m also a big fan of people sending me photos of puppies. Major brownie points for that.