Today, this self-taught runner still craves that distraction free time that running provides. Sometimes, after a long day, there is nothing better than putting on a pair of running shoes, cranking up my favorite tunes, and hitting the pavement. This self-taught runner is also training to run a half marathon in just a couple months. I have run a handful of different courses over the past 7 or 8 years, but there is something about clicking that submit button when making the commitment to sign up for a race that is so exciting every time. I love setting a goal and then making a plan to reach that goal in hopes that the process will be just as rewarding and satisfying as the final race (although, I admit, finishing that 13.1 is pretty awesome).
Do some think running for "fun" is crazy? Sure, I was one of them. However, don't knock it until you try it...you might just surprise yourself with what you are capable of and how much you actually enjoy it. I am glad I did.