Everything has a Beginning

RunI would like to share my ongoing running experience that started back in 2015. I do not have any plans to stop anytime soon unless I get injured which I try to evade as long as I can. I am neither a professional runner nor an expert in this field. I just want to write, share, and maybe inspire some folks. Running has changed my life in many different ways and become an integral part of my daily life, as it has a positive impact on both my physical and mental wellbeing.

I use the MapMyRide app on my iPhone to record all my activities, such as walking, biking and running.  As you can tell from the name of the app. that my intention was to record and track my rides. Personally, running was an alternative easy way to abolish the guilt feeling associated with not biking for various reasons. I remember that my first run was on Sunday 04/05/2015 when I ran 0.52 mile in 5:47 minutes which was exhausting and humiliating. What seemed to be an easy run, turned out to be an eye-opener evidence on how unfit I was. Although I used to bike frequently in 2015, it did not help my fitness level when it came to running. I gradually reached a realization that I could burn more calories than biking for the same distance, which led to a continuous shift in my outdoor activity choice from biking to running.

My goal is to create a blog for runs/ workouts that are special to me. Run description includes, but not limited to;  motivation, distance, pace, and weather conditions; blogs may also include any unexpected run-related event. If I could address these components with my words, I would say with confidence that I knock out my fears, doubts, and insecurities that come along with each run.