I have been thinking about the joy that running has brought into my life over the past 25 years. I have been able to spend time with my wonderful brother Matt on long runs (well sort of, usually he is about 3 miles ahead), hike with my sister-n-law Tiffany and other dear friends, bike with an awesome group of haymarket women, run races in totally cool places (with cool people), become a better swimmer, more efficient biker, faster runner...mostly because it has been fun!
Now...it hasn't always been easy.
To become faster, you need to run faster. To go farther, you need to stay on the road longer. To keep up with a large group on steep hills, you have to be willing to climb.
Is this the year you plan on having some fun?! If you take that first step (literally), you will grow in so many ways...and experience some serious joy.
Enjoy some of my running/hiking/biking experiences over the years!
Accepting the win at a local 5k
Running my 5k PR 2010
Friends at Shamrock Half Marathon
Burke Lake Training run
My shining moment when I found out a photographer used this photo for the 2009 Richmond Marathon brochure.
So my advice...start running (or doing something you love), you won't regret it!