I owe so much to running. When I was younger, I wasn’t a fan of running. I am athletic and played basketball, did MMA and just have an active lifestyle. But running? Not something I wanted to do. Now, I can say that running was the best thing I did for myself.
I want to connect with other women and men that have this same mindset and can inspire and motivate this lifestyle! I hope I can be an example that a healthy life does take work and dedication, but IT’S SO WORTH IT!!
February was Black History month. During this month, we celebrated Black people and their amazing contributions to society. We also celebrated our culture. It’s a great culture! However, as an African-American woman in my mid-40s, I am always shocked at the lack of diversity I see on race day, running in my “hood”, and on social media platforms. Where are all the Black runners, especially Black women runners? We also have a lot to contribute to this sport!
What advice would you give to someone starting out on their running journey? "Comparison is the thief of joy." On social media we can get caught up with the comparison game. We have to remember that every running journey is unique and personal.
Hi Everyone! I’m Ludgina, also known as TreadChic on IG! (Pronounced TreadSheek). I’m a proud military spouse, a mom to three beautiful children (5, 8 and 11), a Speech Language Pathologist, an RRCA Certified Run Coach and current Run Streaker (my hubby and I are on day 297!). I’ve been running for over 20 years and I just love how it has changed my life!
My name is Aime and I'm a Physiotherapist from England, like the world my life has been turned upside down over what is coming up to a year! It's been bittersweet, while my line of work has allowed me to continue working throughout the pandemic, I've also been working on the frontline.
When they say “couch to 5k, 10k, etc.,” they are literally talking about me. When I started running, I was doing no other form of exercise, and there is not a drop of athletic blood in my entire body. I was quite literally on the couch. But, something in me wanted to run, so I did. As I started setting goals for myself, and actually accomplishing them, that’s when I started falling in love with it.