A run for girls

..of all ages, or, better yet, a run for me.

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It all started with my stupid birthday wishlist. This year I don’t need anything, so I’d rather get an experience instead of a mixer or an iPhone. I was contemplating running on a race for quite a while now and all I needed was just a little push. It came as gift for my birthday later this month. Last Tuesday, I joined more than 2000 women in the center of Trondheim to run (or walk) the Jentebølgen (aka, the girl wave), my first 5K, and it was the best birthday gift ever. It reminded me of why I do all this. Apart from the health benefits, there are more reasons why I run. At the beggining, I used to run to get away from home. Things were hard and running was my coping mechanism. But why do I run now?

I run because when I run I am free.

I run because I can.

I run because I determine how fast, how far and how long.

I run because I can cry and nobody cares.

I run because running changed my life. It tought me patience and independence.

I run because when I run I am myself.

I run because when I run I can think clearly.

I run for me. And I run because I am addicted to the feeling of racing. The adrenaline rush in the begging and the satisfaction in the end.

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Next time, it’ll be a 10K. 🙂 I cannot wait!

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8 Comments

  1. Wow!!! This is so awesome!!! Congratulations on this massive accomplishment!!! I wish I was there already but I am training a lot these days so I will get there eventually! 🙂

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  2. You must be very proud of yourself and with good reason. Congratulations!

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  3. Such a beautiful post; I’m happy you find solace in running 🙂

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  4. Μπράβο!!! Οι λόγοι που αναφέρεις με συγκίνησαν δεν ξέρω γιατί.. Μπράβο και πάλι!

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    • Ευχαριστώ! Ήταν ένα μεγάλο προσωπικό κατόρθωμα! 🙂

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