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This Runner's Story

I was one of those girls who found an excuse to go to the nurse's office on the days we did any running in P.E. I didn't play any sports in high school (other than a serious game of powder puff football my senior year), and I didn't really exercise until I gained the freshman 15 (plus some) in college. I started doing step aerobics my final year of college, and my resulting weight loss and toned legs motivated me to certify as a group fitness and yoga instructor. I taught classes for a few years, while also sometimes getting in a workout on the ellipical or bike at the gym. I pretty much avoided the treadmill. Running was about the last thing in the world I wanted to do. Although I was in pretty good shape, running made me feel like I was going to die right there in front of my fellow gym-goers. While I was no longer teaching fitness classses when pregnant with my first child, I continued working out regularly. Again, mostly on the elliptical machine. When my baby was thre