My husband, who is no longer able to run due to injury, cannot quite believe that I have got the running bug after all these years ! – I would look at him with disbelief and confusion when he used to go out running – now I know why running can be addictive.
I already attended the gym and loved step, dance and body pump classes and I guess I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could start running – so I built up to 10k on the treadmill – which is the most boring thing in the world – I would distract myself with sudoku games and music while pounding the mill – then shortly after that my friend Marie started running and encouraged me to enter a 10k race with her at Shugborough.
I wasn’t too sure about it but it was good fun to enter together. On her recommendation I then joined the Rugeley Runners and started building up my distance and met lots of lovely people, many of whom I now run with. The following spring I entered the Cannock Chase Trail Half Marathon, which is a very hilly course, and was over the moon to complete it.