“Oh, I can’t run,” I explained to George, when we were first dating. “I have injuries.”
Truth was, it was a story I had been telling myself for years. It was not based in reality. It was a myth I had convinced myself was true.
When a friend asked us to participate in a charity 5K, I hesitantly agreed. Could I do it? I had no clue, really. We began training, and although I doubled over in tears the first time I tried to run a full mile (true story!), we eventually made it to race day.
That day, the morning air was crisp, there was an electric energy, and my hubby and I were in it together, side by side, about to tackle something challenging.
And, surprise…we were HOOKED! We had officially been “bit by the running bug,” and thus… by a happy accident, we became running geeks. It became our passion… from 5ks to 10ks to half marathons… and eventually to the NYC marathon in 2016.