I began writing about my running when I found myself intimidated by my new living environment. I’m a midwest girl now residing in the northeast. The weather and especially the hills chased me inside to the treadmill.
One day, after seeing and passing runners in my car (again), I decided if they can do it, so can I. So I set a date to transition from my basement “dread-mill” to the great outdoors. I decided to document my journey as a form of motivation for myself. Publishing my experiences for others to read would hold me accountable and prevent me from giving up out of fear.
Thus began my Running Escapades and my attempt to become a New England runner. I experienced my first winter weather advisory, discovered that I like to run on trails, ran my first half marathon with the support of my husband, and dealt with a nagging injury.
My exploits over the past year have enabled me to log over 900 running miles, taken me to Rhode Island, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Florida, introduced me to new gear, and allowed me to have some really cool experiences. The belief that I can become a New England runner has gotten closer and I now find myself looking forward to the next challenge that the northeast might throw my way.
Running Escapades is about my love for running. It is a place for me to share my experiences and my passion. It’s where I get the chance to reflect on what’s working and what is not. It offers me the opportunity to hear about others’ escapades and learn from their experiences. It is a chronicle of the runner in me.