RUN FOR YOUR LIFE


One run can change your day but many runs can change your life.
— Art Williams

RUNNING CHANGED MY LIFE

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I started my running journey back in 2012 shortly after going vegan. A couple of months after I cut out meat and dairy products, I found that I had more energy so I used this energy to run. Just like good old Forrest Gump, I just felt like running! There was once a time in my life where I wasn't able to run a mile without stopping and getting heavily winded. This wasn't the case after changing my diet to plant based. I will never forget signing up for my very first 5K. It was called Freeze your Franny located in my favorite park in Shelby Township, Michigan in the height of a cold January winter. After crossing the finish line after my first 5K success, I was hooked! I started to train for a 10K on Detroit's Belle Isle: "Run with the cops, not from them".

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After feeling confident with my successes and training, I decided to sign up for my first half marathon: Back To The Beach. As I sprinted to the finish line, I knew at that very moment I could acheive anything I wanted to. It was time to sign up for a full marathon. 26.2 miles of determination. The more I run, the more I love my body. Not because it's perfect but because with every extra mile I run, I get to prove to myself that I am capable of more than I have ever thought possible. Never limit yourself my friends!


BENEFITS TO RUNNING

 

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ Increases brain function

πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈBetter mood

πŸƒπŸΎ Better sleep

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Increases immunity

πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Strengthens bones

πŸƒπŸΏ Weight loss

πŸƒ Stress reliever

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ Mood lifter

πŸƒπŸΏ Depression & anxiety eliminator

πŸƒπŸ» Reduces high blood pressure

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈReduces cardiovascular disease

πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ Improves skin

πŸƒπŸ½ Increases lifespan


MY FAVORITE RACES

 

Carlsbad Half Marathon 

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SAN DIEGO HALF MARATHON

XTERRA 15K TRAIL RUN

LA JOLLA HALF MARATHON


SAN DIEGO ROCK N ROLL HALF MARATHON

RUN THE PEAK HALF MARATHON

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AMERICA'S FINEST CITY HALF MARATHON

DETROIT MARATHON


Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.
— Steph Bruce