Pennsylvania third winter is just about over which means it is time to lace up the running shoes again! I have a really hard time running in the winter. The biting cold physically hurts my lungs and makes running a chore instead of the cathartic therapy it has become for me.
If you knew me 2+ years ago, you wouldn’t have caught me running if my life depended on it. I have never really cared about exercise but watching some of my closest friends complete a 5K, and seeing their pride in that accomplishment, pushed me to want to try.
The first few runs were AWFUL. But I had to keep pushing. Soon, it became calming. The rhythmic breathing. Music pumping in my ears. My heartbeat. I am so excited to get back out there and maybe, someday, I will find something for the winter that I love as much as running!
Honestly, I never thought I would complete a 5K but I did – a few times now! Step outside of your comfort zone and try something you never thought you would. Find something that is for you and only you!