I never imagined myself running ten races in three weeks. I never imagined myself running three races in three weeks. That all changed when I joined the Road Runners running team. I've run more than I ever have.
It all started two months ago when I was looking for a new hobby. I grew up being a runner, but thought those days were behind me. Wrong! The Road Runners brought back out the runner in me. I joined the team at an interesting time. The Road Runners were trying to set a local record. They wanted to run the most 10k races in three weeks.
I thought the task at hand was impossible. "Could someone get hurt doing this?", I thought to myself. After some serious thinking decided to join the challenge.
I thought for sure I was out of my mind. I started to run daily with only two days off to rest and recover. Three days I would run alone and two days with the group. Training was aggressive. At first I wasn't used to running over 15 miles in a single practice. The pace was fast and I wanted to quit. Unfortunately, that wasn't an option for me.
When I commit to something I never give up. That is exactly what did. I continued to run and surprisingly things got easier. I ran hard from practice through the last race.
Running with a team not only pushed me past limits I never knew I had. Even when wanted to give up I had teammates to lift me up. Remember, if you feel the desire to quit, just keep moving.
“I thought the task at hand was impossible.”
Road Runner teammate
This is Jen after an eight mile run and a bleacher workout.
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