I’ve never been a runner.
Nor do I classify myself as one now.
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I’m not going to lie and say I love it.
But what I will tell you, is that I don’t hate it.
In fact, it’s almost fun.
But if you’ve never given running a shot (like me!), I’d encourage you to lace up your shoes sometime soon. Even if that means simply running down the block.
Something changes in me when I run.
But other times, I feel untouchable.
Like I’m powerful, strong, and independent… in a new way. Like I’m using new muscles. Like I’m suddenly part of a new community.
Especially when you run with friends who are just crazy enough to start their morning (as the sun rises) with a 3-mile loop in Central Park. My running coach (+ good friend!) told me on a run the other day… “It doesn’t matter how fast you go, or if you’re even running the entire time, as long as you feel good, that’s all that matters.”