Apparently I was slow on the up-take of an intro post, so, better late than never, here it is!
Christina (lovingly referred to as Teen)
Running and I started our long-term relationship in the Fall of 2010. Our long-term relationship gave new meaning to the term “long distance” and I’m proud to say that it’s one of my favorite long distance relationships =)
Running and I didn’t always like each other. In fact, there was a point in which Running caused me so much pain, that we almost called it quits for good. In the fall of 2009, Running left me high and dry with shin splints, stress fractures, and a broken heart. I wanted to run, but my body just wasn’t having it. I forgot how I rekindled the love, but things got really serious again in February 2011 when the idea of going on a date with Running at the Illinois Marathon Relay became the plan. I guess you could say the rest is history, but it’s also a lot of cussing, blisters, water, and lots and lots of
sexy sweat. Although Running sometimes still leaves me in pain, left all alone to talk myself out of my funk, it always leaves me wanting more. More distance. More hills. More sweat. More blisters.
Running has also learned to coexist with my original love, Weights. Running and Weights have come to coexist quite happily within my life and schedule (with the exception of the times when Running happens after lower-body Weights…this combination is always a bad, bad, bad idea) Weights and I are actually in a much more healthy, balanced relationship that involves minimal cussing and less blisters. However, Running has opened up so many doors for me. The realm of races (two 5K’s and one leg of a relay, so far!) is one of the most fulfilling, liberating, and addictive things I’ve ever done.
- Follow me on my journey to continue to push my body through more distance, more hills, more sweat, and more blisters. And all of the stuff that happens in between =)