With running, that is. When did it click with you? At what instance did you realize that you had fallen for running, were determined to become a runner and run in road races? In short, when did the warm fuzzies for running begin? For me it was last spring. I had just returned to running for health matters and I can recall now that there was something of a courtship that occurred during those early days. Was running “right” for me? Did I see this relationship growing? Did I still get those excited feelings when it was time to run? Now, don’t get me wrong. I still love running and most of my struggle is geting up at insanely early hours to get runs in (4:50 AM insane!) But once on the road, I am in my own world or some podcaster’s world and love it.
But when I look back on those early days of running I recall a distinctly good feeling about what I was doing–an attraction, even. It was brand new. I scoured the internet reading all sorts of running blogs and web sites. I subscribed to Runners World! When I fall for something, and get really into it, I devour information, ask tons of questions, observe runners, their attire, gear, their habits. It all seems old hat now, but ten it was fresh, new, and yes, a bit seductive.
When did I fall in love with running? Not on day one, that’s for sure. >>Long story short: I started in the fall of 2003. After getting married in 2005, I picked up my running again. It was not until training for the Worldwide Half Marathon during the summer of 2006 that I fell head over heels in love with running. I have never looked back!!!!
I fell in love with running in 2001 while training for my first 15K.
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