I have always been a runner at heart. Over the years I have gotten into and out of running for various reasons but every time I come back I wonder why I ever stopped. I always have a pair of running shoes around but whether or not I use them is another story.
I ran cross country and distance in track in High School. I continued running for fun in college. I even had a website at one time called runningisfun.org that I used to encourage youth runners when I was volunteering at Jr. High and High Schools teaching sports nutrition. I shared my love for running with the mantra that all you need is a pair of shoes.
I have run 6 of 7 days this week and few days last week. I feel drawn to my next run. I am taking it easy at 2-3km per day and mostly timed intervals of running and walking. What inspired me this time? I saw another Mom reading a book at my kid's karate practice, titled "SLOW AF." I looked up the book and was reminded that it is okay to run even when you are not that fast or overweight or really slow. I got on the waiting list for it on my library app and read the 40 pages it would let me preview.
Now I want to share the other resources that I have found since starting running again:
A picture I took on a recent run.