I started running in 1975. I was just out of High School and had moved to my grandmother's to go to Jr College. I was a little chubby and had heard that running would help me lose weight. Her house was at the top of a hill out in the country, so I ran down the hill and then walked and ran for a mile. I kept at it everyday until I could run 5 miles (of course it took a while). I contined to run 5 miles a day everyday to lose weight. I did lose weight and got hooked on running. I have been running ever since. I hate to miss a day of running and I always plan when/where I am going to run each day (some say I plan my day around my running). I love to do marathons the most. I really enjoy going to a different state and running and meeting the people that live in the area and the great scenery each place has to offer. I have a goal to run 100 marathons by this December. Currently, I am at ! 91 marathons. I also have a goal to run one in every state. I have done 26 states so far. When people ask me why I love to run so much (they think I am obsessed), I say I just love the way it makes me feel. Some days are difficult and some days are easy, but I can't imagine never getting to run. I pray that I stay healthy and am able to run as long as I can.
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