As you can see from all my Facebook/ instragram running post that I really love to run. So I wanted my first blog post to be about running. In the past, I have placed my running shoes by the door. I have always been a tomboy. I preferred to be outside rather than sit on the couch watching TV or playing video games. I love sports when I was young. I played basketball, volleyball and soccer. But the running kept me going. In excitement I knew my calling and purpose is running. My heart racing as I sit on the couch because I am so competitive (even just with myself.) With my competitive nature self, I knew no one can stop me especially not my parents. My parents did not agree with me running at first but once I started winning racing and knew how much I loved the thrill of running faster, they knew I could not stop.
So this is why I am writing a blog about running? I am interested and fascinated with the personal transformation and the empowerment that is fueled by the emotional and physical connection of running. Running tests my mind like no other activity I engaged in. In running you always have the choice to stop and quit. Your mind plays the biggest part, rather I use to think my body was tired. It was actually my mind, telling me, "Give up Sabrina, just quit, you're not good enough." I learned at practice and especially when I raced, do not let negativity from keeping you to do your best or winning a race.
I had a chose during high school, to play any sport that I wanted, basketball, volleyball, soccer or softball. I chose running because I did not want to be a bench warmer anymore. hahaha I chose running because I was actually great at it. This is why, I LOVE RUNNING because I had the chose to not quit and it is up to you to get better!
LEFT side, is a photo of me and my twin sister, Regina. We both made it to State, where I got 1rst place and my sister top 15.
Throughout my high school years from going to an all girl school and going to Oregon State University, and trying to transition too coed, with a full scholarship, there was lots of speed bumps which I will talk soon in my blogs. As I seeked therapy because, I desperately needed to overcome some of the many fears that held me back. I will talk about my fears, disappointments, and how I overcame them soon in my later blog. I chose to give and to receive support. It's a correlation that rings true on all levels, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. My head needs the support of my neck, which needs the support of my back with needs the support of my core. ect...
The significant factor in my running is due to the tremendous support from my coach, my family, friends,and sponsors. The joy of this particular sport is that it is both individual or shared. Like anything in life, it's ONLY YOU that has to make the effort and go through with it. But running does not have to be an individual activity. When I run, I am aware that I am a part of a running community. I want to give every other runner on the road a high five! For me, happiness should be real and shared.
Running is not about running, the mental process and growth is much more rewarding than just the physical results. And for me even more rewarding when shared with someone whom I can "give support." I am going to race my last track race this weekend. So I need to throw on my Skechers shoes and uniform to be ready to for this. Stay Tuned for my next blog post! :)