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.  


4 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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