Running has always been my ‘go-to’ sport. Over the years, it has been a source of joy, challenge, and healing for me. Running means more to me than merely lacing up my shoes and getting a cardio workout. It helped overcome my fears. So, when I feel the tensions mount, I make sure I go running. But, it isn’t just therapeutic; getting a good workout has many physiological benefits.
I’m a mom to two teens and find that being fit helps me be a better wife, mom, and friend. I’ve also learned first hand that becoming a runner has worked wonders for my emotional and mental well-being. It reduced my stress, the effects of trauma and anxiety too. Running inspires me to live a fearless life because it continually challenges me. But we can’t do it alone. We need each other, and I love running with new and old friends as we push each other to reach our goals (even if it’s just getting outside for a quick run).
One of my passions is being active; this means that having friends along on the journey makes it more worthwhile. As a Balega Impi Ambassador for 2019, I resonate with this brand. Impi is a Zulu word meaning “warrior.” We are all warriors because each one of us has had obstacles that we’ve had to overcome. Like John Bingham said, “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
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