I have always been an active person. I walked before I talked, and I later became a competitive gymnast and a pretty good dancer (at least in my opinion, but ask my friends who have seen me tear it on up on the dance floor). But running? Running always felt boring and exhausting. I couldn't understand why people gravitated toward it.
Last spring, that changed. The three-month countdown to my wedding was in full swing, and my typical gym workouts were not relieving my anxiety. I had encountered situations that stressed me out before, but this spike was off the charts. I knew I had to switch up my routine and try something different to keep my anxiety at bay, so I decided to run.