Hello all! My Name is Erika and I am a runner.
That is to say that I love to run, that I get up each morning wondering what I can do to make myself a better runner as I go about my day. I’m a 30 year old catering manager but in my mind, I am a runner, eater and writer of the world. I love to push myself and try and make myself better.
It wasn’t always the case though. In January of 2016 I woke up and realized that I was heavier than I had ever been. I’m 4 foot 11 inches and at the time was 165 pounds. On an almost five foot frame, that is…well not good. I started working out and trying to eat better. I worked on the 21 day fix and loved watching the pounds come off but I longed for something more. So I started running.
It wasn’t long before I fell in love with the process. Though I wasn’t where I wanted to be and certainly didn’t have the gazelle-like bodies of so many people I saw on my instagram feed, I started running…little by little until I realized that I could do so much more. I started to train and eventually in December of 2016 ran my first half marathon with a respectable time of 2:29 minutes.
It was like a light went off in my head. I didn’t have to have a runners body to be a runner. That would come in time. I could run and if I could, I should. Not only have I dropped 30 pounds in the past year, but I have more importantly recognized the strength of my body and learned to respect what it can do if I put my mind to it.
This blog will be about running, training, eating and friendship along with self love. Enjoy!