Why I started running

I didn't start running because I felt the urge to just get up and go one day. 

No, I needed a reason.

Getting fit, losing weight, defining muscle - while common reasons, weren't mine.

Although it's not something I talk about often, the reason I began running was because my wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).

MS Australia do fundraising events throughout the year and I noticed that the next one in my home town of Melbourne was a 5km run.

5km, or just over 3 miles, was something that sounded like a very long distance for me to have to run.

 You can donate to my MS Run by clicking on the logo above.  Thanks in advance!

You can donate to my MS Run by clicking on the logo above.  Thanks in advance!

There was a walking option, but it felt right to run for some reason.  I said to myself that because it was harder for me it would be worth more.

This was what started me running - and what drove me as Rick taught me how to run and how to strengthen my body in preparation for running.

Whenever I'm running and feel like I'm struggling, I always think back to the reason why I am running - and how I feel privileged that I am able to run.

We only get the one life - and it's run's like this that remind me to make the most of every moment.  Don't waste a second.

I hope to see you out enjoying your running soon.  Maybe even at the MS run?

 

All the best.

 

Dave.