I've been a runner since about 7th grade. You know the famous quote "My Sport is Your Sports Punishment", well, that was true for me. I played every sport possible, volleyball, basketball, softball and even might mites football and the only running I did was for punishment. In college, I attended College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO, I played Volleyball, so running for punishment continued. After my freshman year, and experiencing the true freshman 15 is when I really got into running. At that time, it was running to loose weight & having the choice to eat whatever I want.