When I was in 5th grade, I started telling everyone that I wanted to be a runner for the US Olympic team. Why? I have no idea. But I guess if you're gonna aim, aim big, right?
Fast forward to 2010, when I hadn't even thought about running in years. I wasn't a sports girl, though I had grown up playing sports. I wasn't a gym girl, though I thought of myself as relatively healthy. What I was was a fairly-out-of-shape girl in her mid-20s with a family history of people keeling over unexpectedly and far too young of heart attacks, who spent most of her day hunched over a computer and who desperately needed a plan to get active.
Enter Couch to 5k. I started in the summer of 2010, and did the program in starts and stops. By spring of 2011 I could run a 5k without much effort. I even got my mom into it, and she's running a half marathon next month. (She is, um, WAY more motivated than me. And in WAY better shape, it goes without saying).
I stopped running for a few months at the beginning of this year, and I'm just getting into it again. Right now, I hate it, because I'm at that place where my body feels like it's working against me and it's a challenge to make it 2 miles. But I know I'll get there.
What do you do to stay active?
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