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Why I Do It: 3 Compelling Reasons to Run


Blog-vember Day 15  --Blooming Prejippie Zine


Here's the back story...

I started my running journey about two years ago. I looked in the mirror; I got on the scale and I didn’t like what I saw. I knew I had to do something to win the battle of the bulge. It was then that I made this vow to myself; even if this something only stopped me from gaining more; even if it did not result in losing one pound, it had to be something I could continually do.

Once my mind was set, I got on my treadmill and started alternating between walking and trotting. Eventually, it became alternating between walking and running. About a year in, I was able to run a little over 3 miles non-stop. In 2016, I ran my first 5k.

 
15 Tips for Better Band Photos  --Blooming Prejippie Zine

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Running outside....

Being a part of the 5k run exposed me to the joys of running outside. Indeed, once the weather started warming, I began to run outside every weekend. I was hooked on it! And anytime I could, I was running outside. Even when we went to Toronto over the July 4th weekend, I ran outside on the Riverfront every morning that we were there. I did the same thing even when we went to hot and steamy Memphis, Tennessee. I put so many miles on these old legs this summer that I realized I was in good enough shape to run a half marathon, which I did in October (The Detroit Free Press Marathon).

Running has now become a way of life for me now. I run every day.