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