There was a time in my life when I hated running. Running in high school was a form of punishment for not winning a game the night before. I saw running as a means to an end and prayed for the hellacious pain to be over as quickly as possible so I could commiserate with my best friends over a high-calorie sizzlin’ fajita plate.
While I still enjoy a good sizzlin’ fajita plate, over the years I began to unlock the secret joy of running. As a postgrad attempting to navigate my twenties, running became precious time to unwind and reflect. As time went on, I participated in several 5Ks and finally, my first half marathon in February 2016, the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World.