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Why I run…My story in a nutshell

How do you run so much? Don’t your knees hurt? Isn’t running bad for your knees?? These are several questions I get asked daily, so here’s my story!

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I started running back in junior high school as a way to try and be involved and get to know people and continued running throughout my high school years. While serving in the Air Force I also ran as part of the physical requirements needed, but also as a way to remain fit. I’ve always loved running, but little did I know, running would truly save my life as I learned back in 2007. I had suffered severely from postpartum depression, and after having some career setbacks that year along with losing my fraternal Grandfather, I KNEW I needed to get my mind right. I was talking with a friend in mid-September, and on a whim we decided to run the Rock and Roll half marathon in San Antonio, TX. I had less than 8 weeks to train and I gave it everything I had. I would run in the evenings after work, and my training plan was mapped out on a simple note pad. I tracked my mileage map by driving the route and annotating the mile markers on my plan. I had a simple Timex watch that tracked my time per mile which I had to track with pen and paper when I got home from my run. There were no fancy GPS watches or gels, it was just me, my IPod, some water, and my worn out Nike shoes. I ran that first half marathon in 2:19, and I can say it was a defining moment in my life. Finally I had a release to the stress and sadness, finally I felt like me again.
Fast forward 12 years, and I’ve now ran 3 full marathons (PR is 4:25) and 17 half marathons (PR is 2:00:11). Running is a NEED in my life, no longer a simple past time. As you can imagine, 30+ years of running has taken it’s toll on my knees. This last couple of years especially. I have tried all the glucosamine supplements, NSAIDS, and everything in between with no relief. I had honestly contemplated giving up distance running which just the thought of it broke my heart. So when Tad from NOVO Renew reached out to me, asking if I wanted to try his all natural supplements for pain relief and anti-inflammatory issues, I thought, “Why not?”
So here I am just a couple of weeks later, and I can already feel a difference. My knees don’t constantly hurt, and I am able to walk/run pain free!!! Does story resonate with you at all? Are you interested in getting rid of all the Ibuprofen out of your medicine cabinet AND your body? Then please, click HERE to try this amazing product out. Use Michelle25 at check out to safe 25% off, RISK free as they offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

Also, please note, this product isn’t just for runners. Dancers, athletes, Cross fitters and everyone in between can benefit from this product. I’d love for you to join me in a pain free life again! Please let me know if you have any questions, and I’d love to hear from you after you try this amazing product.

Cheers!

Michelle

*Note: I am not a doctor, and can not offer professional medical advice. The above post is based on my personal experience. Please consult your doctor with any medical questions.

 

 

14 thoughts on “Why I run…My story in a nutshell

  1. I love your story! You’ve been running for a long time, my friend. I just ordered some and am excited to try it. Gosh, I hope it helps, even just a little. Keep running strong. Xoxo

      1. I trust you and feel if it’s helped you, it’s definitely something I want to try. I can’t wait!

  2. Although my knees tend to be my achilles heel, so to speak, they don’t often really bother me to the point of taking anything. And that is where not running for so long is a good thing!

    It’s funny, I can’t say that my first half really changed my life. Although as I wrote about it, it really did!

    I’m glad that you’ve found something that is making running pain free again for you — that’s awesome.

  3. I started running last summer after being diagnosed with depression. Until then I had never even ran a mile in my whole life. Now I’ve lost count of the many miles I’ve run. Running is a precious gift. It has helped me so much that I never even needed to go on meds. It’s so neat to hear that it helped you in some of the same ways. Glad you found a way to keep going!

    1. Thank you so much. I was actually on medication for several years but training for my first full marathon in 2012 is how I was able to be medicine free and I have been ever since. I traded my medicine for miles and I’ll never look back. Thank you for the thoughtful comment and for sharing your story with me.

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