Wednesday, July 27, 2016

About me.

I just want to start off by telling you a bit about me, and why I run.  This is a brief synopsis, I will go into detail in other posts as well.  I am so grateful that I found running. For those of you that may not know, I have been sober since November 17, 2008. My son was born in March 2012, and I noticed that I was becoming squirrelly. Though I wasn't drinking or using, I became restless, and sort of a dry drunk. I knew I needed to do something.

I had asked a friend that we were going to be visiting, if he was going to run an 8k race where he lived. He said he would run if I did. I said sign me up! I didn't even know how far an 8k was...

I hated every second of the race, and vowed never to run again. Every time a runner past me, I was more and more angry. I honestly wanted to trip, elbow all runners I saw.  But when I finished, I received a glass medallion, and also had a feeling that I will never forget. A feeling of accomplishment, and happiness, that prompted me to seek out another race as we went back to the friend's house. I signed up for a 5k, then a 4 miler the following weekend.  Google: running races waltham ma = Race Around Waltham Series!

I loved how I felt during and after running. Well, sometimes not feeling it while running, The Runner's high, and endorphin kick was like no other. I am thankful that I found running, and it has changed my life for the better. Not only does it keep me sober, it helps me feel balanced, and live life on life's terms.

I have come along way, but know that I still have a lot of work to do on my personal character defects.  I strongly believe that anyone can change, if they want to.  If I can change, anyone can!  

I hope to be able to inspire, help, motivate many along this journey we call life.  


  1. Very inspiring. Can't wait for the next post!

  2. Thank you for blogging about this. I don't have your same struggles but we all have something, and what you wrote gives me hope.

  3. Looking forward to more stories, your's is inspirational!