Sunday, March 4, 2012

I'm a Runner XI

Susan Tirch, Kid designer and best blogger ever37 Texas

In high school I never played an organized sport.  Ok I was a cheerleader, but at my high school that was just pom poms and screaming.  I actually NEVER played an organized sport and was never part of a team. Maybe that's why I always like getting my way now.  Hmmm

When I was college I could have used running as a great stress reliever.  I don't like to say I have regrets in life, but one thing I wish I would have done differently is picking up running a LOT earlier in life.

In August 2009, I started training for my first long distance running event (a half marathon).  I was so utterly intimidated by the 13.1 distance.

Two and a half years later I have run SEVEN half marathons and I think I've officially declared it as my favorite distance to race.  It's possible that I'm becoming a half marathon addict.

In January, I ran my best half marathon yet finishing in 2:08:33.  I know I've got it in me to be better and I will get a new PR this year.

My husband, has never run a half marathon.  In fact, I think the furthest distance he ever ran was during the Tough Mudder when he ran 10 miles.  He doesn't have any desire to do any distance running and I think he's content being my cheerleader.  (I like that.)

I sing to the black eyed peas when I run.  Who wouldn't get pumped up to hearing the words, I've got a feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night.  I also love Kanye West Stronger and Xtina Fighter.

Running changes pretty much everything.  I'm not the same person I was before I became a runner.  I know that might sound ridiculous, but it's true.  My outlook on a lot of things have changed including the way I view my body.  I'm still a work in progress, however.

People ask me why I like to run and I think they're surprised when I say I don't.  Don't get me wrong, there are days when I enjoy it, but what I enjoy most is the feeling I get afterwards.   I know of the runner's high and that's what keeps me coming back.

Interested in reading more from this series?  Check them out below:

I'm a Runner 


robringer said...

ANOTHER excellent I'm a runner!

Tracey said...

Love it!

Courtney said...

So great! I love BEP's too!! Esp that song! You ever listen to Usher--DJ got us falling in love, or Pitbull--Shut it down and Tonight?? LOVE them too! Will check out Kanye and the other you mentioned!!! Love me some booty music w/ a good beat to run to. I'm the same way...don't necessarily LOVE to run, but love how I feel afterwards, how proud of myself I am, how strong I feel, and how amazing I feel running races and blowing other's doors off:) Go on witcher bad self!!!:)

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