Thursday, March 13, 2014

How Running Changed Me

Running has definitely transformed my life and I'm so grateful for the ability to continue do something that I love. If you follow Mizuno, then you probably know about their new #IfEverybodyRan campaign. Running is a powerful thing and can have a tremendous positive impact.

As a member of the Mezamashii Run Project, I shared my story with Mizuno.

How running changed me...

You can read more stories like mine on the Mizuno Running website or stay right here and see how running has changed these runners:

Running helped me lose pregnancy weight, and it made me a better mama! - Rachel at www.runningonhappy runningonhappy @rfrutkin

Running helped me really learn the values of discipline and time management. I have a much clearer picture of how what I do today can impact what I can or can't do in a few months - even when "today" is difficult! - @snowcreamNsyrup http://snowcreamandsyrup.com

Running my first marathon completely changed my life. I never thought I could run a mile let alone 26.2! Now I feel like there is no impossible! - Linda @LKelnock

Running is continuously providing me with new goals to achieve, and when I do, it boosts my self-confidence. - Lisa at http://www.lulusbigadventure.com


Running taught me how to endure the hard and what really matters. It helps me remember that as a person who tries to always be there for others, I need to be a warrior for myself too. And that sometimes, situations in life suck and even hurt. But no matter what - it can always be worse and being able to head out the door and run is a blessing. - Rachel @turborachel www.busymamafitness.com


Running helped me lose and keep off over 100 pounds, helping me rediscover who I was in the process Denise - http://healthydisneyfamily.com Twitter @DeniseL321


Running is my zen. It's my time to connect with myself and enjoy some me time. It's also taught me that I am capable of anything I put my mind to and that with enough hard work anything is possible. - Courtney @TriGChronicles www.thetrigirlcrhonicles.com

Running has given me confidence to complete any goal I put in front of myself. It has helped me build amazing friendships and made me a stronger woman! - Alyssa www.homefieldfitness.org/blog


Running has taught me about my strengths, given me confidence, a lot of joy and new friends. But most of all, and what I am so ridiculously thankful for, running is one of the big reasons I now love myself and life! Evelin - http://www.evelinruns.com Twitter @evelinruns


I started running to lose pregnancy weight and I never stopped. It has helped me believe in myself more and has given me the confidence to keep going and set new goals - Xiomara www.parkesdale.com/blog Twitter: @xiomeeks

Running's given me a freedom that I never knew I had. It's also given me a sense of community. If you're a runner, we're friends! Love it! - Kim @Runkimmierun www.runkimmierun.blogspot.com


Running has introduced me to some of the most amazing women I know (Emily Frye De Sousa). It has developed new friendships & rekindled old. Without my running girlfriends, I would feel empty. We encourage, embrace & support each other - Megan @dzalumni www.runMegan.com (launching this week)

Running has taught me that I am so much stronger, mentally and physically, that I ever imagined. And that there isn't anything that a good run won't help me get through! ;) - Lesleyanne
http://beachyrunner.wordpress.com/ @BeachyRunner

Running has taught me confidence and made me a stronger person inside and out - Colleen Www.livefreeandrun.net and @livefreeandrun 

Running has taught me that I always have a little more to give, when that be out on the road, in the office or at home. It's taught me not to quit early and it's given me the mental space to let go of "failures" in running or in life - Larissa http://pilotingpaperairplanes.com/ @LarissaDaltonS


Running has been a motivator, a stress reliever, a confidence builder, an escape, a way to bring playfulness and fun into every day, a constantly changing goal, and a way to show myself that I am capable of doing amazing things ... and so are so many others! - Megan http://www.thelyonsshare.org @thelyonsshare

Running has given me ME .. and through this found an "athlete" inside. Every mile is a challenge .. making me stronger than I ever knew I was... - Yvonne  http://ynowanathlete.com@ynowanathlete

Running provides me with a constant challenge, raising me up one day and putting my ego in check the next. It's something that has shown me a strength and resolve that I didn't know I had inside of me. - Jess from Just Call Me Janks. Twitter/Instagram: @jessjanksa


The girl who always failed the mile run in gym class turned into a marathoner — what a beautiful twist. Running changed me into a healthier, happier person, a person I am proud to be, a person who knows she is able to accomplish so much. - Abby from @backatsquare0 www.backatsquarezero.com


Running has taught me how to set a goal, make a plan, and work to achieve it, and the thrill of exceeding my expectations on race day. Running also has taught me that I can't take short-cuts, that I have to do the grunt work, and that I really am stronger than I think. - Coco from @Got2Run4Me www.got2run4me.com

Running has showed me that I am much stronger mentally and physically than I ever thought. It has made me more confident which has resulted in more success at my job. Running makes me a better mother and a better wife and I am so glad it is now a part of my life. - Meg from www.maxfitgirl29.com @maxfitgirl29 on Twitter. 

Running has shown me how far I can push body mentally and physically. It has allowed me to overcome slight depression without medicating myself. In turn running has made me a better wife, mom, and friend. - Larisa from www.larisadixon.com Twitter/Instagram @0to26point2


Running helped me learn to like myself in a serious time of depression. It taught me that I could do more than I thought I was capable of and it pushed me to do more than I ever imagined I would. - Sarah from Www.momrunningonempty.com @momonempty


Running has taught me that I'm capable of doing more than I ever thought possible. I went from only being able to run 1 mile at a time to running my very first half marathon and I can't wait to see how much farther I can go! - Kristen from http://runawaywithkristenk.wordpress.com @RunAwayWithKK

Running has helped me overcome some really hard obstacles in life. I really started pushing my self in running more after my husband had a mental breakdown and was at the mental institution for a week. I had to be strong for him and for my three kids. I decided then and there what happened in life wouldn't dictate who I was - Michelle from http://onemorebiz.blogspot.com/

Running gave me back my health after living a life of autoimmune issues. It has given me a passion to help others feel better and live a new mantra "Life is too short not to feel great" everyday! - Phyliss from http://www.phyllis4fitness.com @phyllis4fitness

Running has made me a better me and deepened my spirituality. It has given me the means to see that greatness is always possible if you work hard - Erica from http://lifeasarunningmom.blogspot.com


Running helped me lose 50 pounds after quitting smoking (I smoked for 20 years). It is something that I am able to do legally blind and tt keeps me focused and on track ever since. - Heather Tuck from @flfitnessmom  www.floridafitnessmom.com 

Running made me realize that I could do a lot of things that I never thought were possible for me. It gave me confidence in myself that I never had before! - Jane from @janieliz19 http://livelikeitssharkweek.com

Running has shown me possibilities. The possibility to dream and achieve a goal, and also the possible to run away sometimes (Don't we all want to at times?!). It has taught me not to fear the start. Many a times I've told myself in running that the first step (and second) is the hardest. So it is with life. - Smitha from @fauxrunner www.fauxrunner.com


How has running changed YOU? Which runner's story do you relate to most?



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