After being diagnosed with RA in 2013, I thought that running and being active were a thing of the past for me. I was so relieved when I was able to tentatively return to running in 2014. 2014 was a rebuilding year as I was careful about the number of miles I ran and the only race I did was a low key trail half.
My confidence was rebuilt in 2014 so I decided to challenge myself in 2015. It was a great year for running as I PR'd at a 10 mile race in March.
And then I PR'd again in April at my half marathon.
|Perhaps this shirt is my lucky shirt as I ran both PRs in it!|
While visiting Amber in Kamloops, I did a fun and challenging 21km trail race!
And then in October I ran my 4th marathon. Running a marathon was something I thought I'd never do after my RA diagnosis so I am so thankful that I was able to. It was great to run it with John and my run club buddy Megan.
|This was around mile 20 so we were still smiling at this point!|
|At the finish line with John|
... and the beautiful Princeton, NJ area.
Running is such a huge part of my identity so I am so thankful that I am back at it!
What are you thankful for today?