Running Gives Back

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Running is one thing I could not live without. There is something about the sport that just seems to keep me coming back for more. I started running after college as a way of keeping up my physical fitness after I no longer played on the college basketball team. I slowly started increasing the miles and did my first 5K in 2009. After that race I was hooked. I loved the competition and the camaraderie between all the runners. There is something about a running race that you just have to experience for yourself.

As time went on I started running longer distances and races and I ran my first full marathon in 2011, followed by my second in 2012. I have since been involved in many other races and have traveled from the west coast to the east coast to run them. Running has opened up new worlds for me and I always have to explore new places by going for a run. I have seen so much more when I travel and run than I ever would have had I only gotten around in a car.

Running has opened up doors I never thought possible. I am fitter, happier and have more supportive friends than I ever thought I would. I have a successful blog, ambassadorships and lead a run club where I live. I can’t imagine my life without running. When I heard about the Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run I knew I had to be a part of it because it represents the spirit of running. Teams of women, individual women, friends and family come to race together and just be in the moment. Whether you are running for the challenge, mud or just plain fun, this run will be amazing. It will be my first mud run and I can’t wait!

Running has given so much to me. I’d love to know what it has done for you. Let me know in the comments below and be sure to check out my running blog: Reason to Play. If you are in the Sacramento area come get muddy with me!

Author: Pretty Muddy