Here is an entry from my new page Runner Chronicles.
I am a runner. Sometimes I love it sometimes I hate it, but running is a part of me. I love to push my body to its limits and see how far I can take it. I love to know that I can go outside and run for miles and miles. I love that I can do something that makes other people feel like throwing up. I am a runner.
I have lost toenails. I have had chaffing. I have made emergency pit stops on the race course. Yes, I am a woman and I have had to pee in the bushes because the line to the port-a-potty was too long and the race was about to start. I am a runner.
I have almost cried when I found out my favorite running shoe was discontinued. I have used my fair share of Tums and Advil post race. I have limped for days. I have blown my nose on my shirt and spit in the bushes (not ladylike I know). Why do I do this to myself? Because I am a runner and although it is not always pretty, it is something I treasure and with God's help, nothing can take it away from me.
I have run 19 races total from 5k's to a full marathon (only 1) and even though I have never come close to winning any of them, I have enjoyed each and every experience.
Follow along with me as I log my runs, give race advice, post my favorite running gear and whatever else I feel like typing. I hope I can motivate you to lace up your running shoes and take to the trails.