A little over a year ago, I would have laughed at anyone who suggested that I might run. No way, no how... never. I mean really, who would want to do such a thing? The constant repetitive actions, the mile after mile, time spent dwelling on numbers, splits, pace... Insane, right?
As nutty as it sounds, I love it. Not for any of those above reasons. The numbers don't matter to me, (though a PR is always nice), it's about what running has given me. Not since I swam in high school have I felt a sense of power in my body's abilities, and honestly, at that time I did not realize how incredible that power felt. Maybe it was the age, maybe it was because I didn't know any better. I do know now that there is something overwhelming and amazing about finishing a workout and being able to say "I did that".
It's for that reason that I picked the name "It's More Than A Distance" for this blog. For me, it truly is. Yes, I love seeing the awesome mileage, but more than that, it's about the strength, confidence, happiness, and power that comes from something so simple as a run. It's about standing up a bit straighter, being a good, healthy example for my girls, and knowing that I am stronger than I ever imagined possible.