Hi there! Welcome to RunMeriRun! My name is Meredith!
After reading so many running blogs for a couple of years, I finally decided to bite the bullet and create my own. This way I can hold myself accountable and have a way to document my running and races besides my training journal that is barely in one piece any more. Besides just documenting my running and holding myself accountable, I realized if I could inspire just one person after reading about my running and determination to stay fit, healthy, and make myself better than the person I was yesterday, then it would be worth it.
My blog is about running, fitness, food, and whatever else I feel like talking about.
I’ve been a runner off and on since middle school, but I didn’t really get into racing until the past few years. I finally decided to run my first half marathon but unfortunately that got derailed by two bulging disks in my back. After steroid injections and quite a bit of physical therapy I thought my running days might be over. For a couple years I was afraid to really run again.
In 2010 my older sister who has cerebral palsy was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. I decided to create a team in her honor for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. That was the first time I was able to run without any pain. My sister is now in remission and happy as can be. We have done a team for my sister every year since.
Not being able to run makes you truly appreciate what running does for you. It makes you truly thankful that you have the ability to get up every day and go out and run wherever your legs may take you. That fall I ran my first half marathon and I’ve been running and racing ever since. I’ve run half marathons, marathons, and I just completed my first ultra. Running is one of the constant things in my life I can depend on to always be there to get me through whatever comes my way.