I became a runner

I used to be convinced that I would never be a runner. I liked other forms of exercise but running just seemed too hard and too challenging. To get back in shape after my first son was born I was out walking and I started to include just a little bit of running, 60 seconds at a time. The length increased and after a while I ran 10–15 minutes. I did not like it, but I started to like what I experienced after running: I came back to my baby with a lot of new energy and I was relaxed. Therefore I continued running. I began to look for company to make the running easier and more enjoyable. With a simple Google search I found Runday! Runday is a running community that organizes free weekly running classes including running technique training. I was super inspired! I had never practised any technique training and I had never before in my life run intervals. Suddenly I had two important components in place: continuity and quality. Now things started to happen! Running became enjoyable. I found flow and I started to run much faster. I became a runner.

Now running is an important part of my life. I am healthier, stronger and happier. What I am also very happy about is that both my children love to run with me. I hope in their lives they will find the same love I did.

Also Runday is an important part of my life. Since September 2015 I am very proud to be part of the Runday crew.




One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.