8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

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.

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