As I reflect back on the years since I started running, I can’t help but wonder how different my life could have been if I had started running earlier.
What if I had never struggled with my weight?
What if I had never felt the downward pull of depression?
For one, I might never have found one of the things in life I am most passionate about. But in the early years I wasn’t even sure I liked running—I just wanted to quickly lose weight.
If I could go back in time to help motivate and encourage my non-runner self, I would start with these eight thoughts.