Monday, January 9, 2012

Running: A Refreshing Perspective


I have been dabbling in running for some time now, starting, stopping, building my endurance and stamina only to take a long break and lose all that I gained.  I even worked up to my first 5k race in May!! This was a huge accomplishment for me.  I fell into the clutches of running forever after that.  You know you have heard people say that it is addicting once you start?  Well, I must agree that it is something that you want to keep improving at.  You put so much into it that you want to see it through to the end.

 Over the last couple of months I have participated in a boot camp that has really challenged me and increased my endurance and stamina.  I was still looking for more of a challenge and I decided to join the running club, BGR!, Black Girls Run!.  This group is so inspiring, find out why here.  I joined my local chapter a few weeks before Christmas and I have not looked back.  I love meeting all the new runners and feeling a sense of sisterhood as we collectively tackle one mile at a time each week.  The encouragement is UNBELIEVABLE!!!  

I recently read a post by a fellow blogger friend, Danielle of Refreshing Words and wanted to share it here
Don't you feel compelled to run to your local runner's store to be fitted for a pair of Saucony, Asics or New Balance and take to the streets?  So, go forth and get your run on!

Happy, healthy, new year!!


  1. i can't wait til i can run again. it just clears my head and allows me to just have some quiet time with myself!!!

  2. I know, that is what everyone says. I never really looked at it that way until I really started running more.