#MicroblogMonday – I’m a runner, I guess

Until recently I completely forgot that I ran Track in my freshman year of high school. I must have been the slowest person on the team. I sucked! And I have no idea why I ever did it.

However, almost a year ago, parkrun started in my hometown. I ran 3 events near the start of it all, early November last year, and then didn’t run again until February of this year. I don’t know what changed during those 2-ish months break, but I am now hooked!

Those first runs… The very first parkrun was totally new and exciting. The second, third, fifth run…I remember starting out and thinking “what the f— have I gotten myself into”. But as soon as I crossed the finish line, the feeling was amazing. And then the running became a bit easier, I even made a new personal best! I found friendship, friends and a place where I felt like I belonged (I’ve been missing that a lot the last few years.) These days, I truly look forward to my weekly run.

This next weekend I am going to run my 25th parkrun! And I have no doubt that I’ll easily make 50 runs before our parkrun turns 2 years old (in just over another year).

MicroblogMonday For more microposts, go visit Mel’s post at Stirrup Queens.

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3 thoughts on “#MicroblogMonday – I’m a runner, I guess

  1. Good for you! I was sporty, but running just for fun never appealed to me. It was training to play another sport, and I hated it. Now though, with a knee injury that means I can’t run, I’m a bit envious.

    • Sorry to hear about your knee injury. I too had never really enjoyed running for fun before this. It is definitely the social aspect that I truly enjoy.
      The great thing about parkrun is that you don’t have to run. We have people of all ages (4yrs on up to 83 years, and even those in wheelchairs) who participate. And! there are parkruns in New Zealand, as we have had ‘parkrun tourists’ from there. 🙂

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