I’ve secretly wanted to be a runner for a while. During college and grad school, I had a number of inspiring roommates. Living with Jess and watching her train for marathons was a very cool experience. She helped me train for a 5K which I ran with my brother. Such a great day! Since then, I’ve gotten out of the habit of training and my sporadic running has resulted in sore knees. After talking with some of the ladies I exercise with after work, I decided to train for a race again but to do it slowly to make sure my knees still like me at the end of the day. I downloaded a 5K training app on my phone and it’s worked pretty well so far. This morning I completed one of the walk/run training sessions. In the middle of the workout, a lady hopped on the treadmill next to mine and began a walk/run combo. When I finished my workout and started stretching, she said, “I’m trying to convince myself I’m a runner.” We talked for a few minutes and I learned she had just downloaded a training app as well. Today was her first day of training! I enjoyed talking with her and having the opportunity to encourage each other to continue our training. Hopefully I’ll see her again on another training session.
About MeI'm a Californian starting a new adventure in Texas. My favorite things include traveling, being outside, reading good books, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. I do my best to take care of my body by eating healthy foods ... especially when oats are involved! I am a NSCA certified personal trainer and love to share workouts with you. Please always consult with a medical professional before beginning an exercise program. This blog is not a substitute for medical advice. Listen to your body and do what works for you!