I wanted to let you in on a little about why I run, and why I continue to run. To be honest, when I first started out I ran for a program called Girls on the Run. I absolutely hated it the first year, and probably had an awful attitude about it, but I kept with it for my 4th and 5th grade. By the end of 5th grade I ran a 26:30 5K. When I started the program again in 6th grade, I struggled because I didn't know why I was running because I wasn't in the same shape I had been in. So I quit, and decided to not continue running for 7th and 8th grade. When summer came before this year I had to make the tough decision of whether or not to join cross country. If you've read my past blogs you know I did. I started out in May running again and it was tough, but slowly my confidence started to grow mentally. Throughout my runs with my mom, I always had to remind myself that I could be good and that this was just going to make me a stronger person mentally and physically. Then a stress fractured occurred, and I had to be in a boot for 4-6 weeks(not that I followed that...oops). It was sad, but it also made me realize how much I wanted to run. So I pushed on to do the elliptical, and core strengthening. I wasn't able to run my first race until October, and I was stunned with my results considering I was only able to run 10 miles each week. I went on to be a varsity alternate by the end of the season. Anyway, not that it's off season I have to find other ways to keep me motivated other than PR my race times. I tend to look at running inspiration quotes, and I will share one below with all of you!
Comment below what you do to stay motivated for anything!!
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