More than Miles

More than Miles by Jennifer Reichle

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. This sport has always been more than miles. It has helped with both my mental and physical health, and has introduced me to some of the most amazing friends I know. I have lost over 25 pounds and physically I am probably the best shape I’ve been in. Mentally it’s kept me grounded and reminding me that patience and determination will help me get past the hard times. My running friends have given me a community where I want to share my goals and cheer on others. It’s been way more than miles. Running has helped shape a stronger version of me.