#MyRunStory – Brenna Degenstein, Run Clinic Participant

#MyRunStory – Brenna Degenstein, Run Clinic Participant

As a busy mom of two young children working full time, there isn’t too time left in my day for the gym. At first, I wanted to learn to run because it was quick, easy and cheap; three things all busy moms can relate to!

I started running two years ago. Growing up, my family was not very active. So, I wanted to break that cycle and set a good example for my children. I wanted them to see me be active, get sweaty, overcome challenges, set goals. They might even run with me when they’re older!

At first, I didn’t love running. I wanted to, but it was a serious challenge. Despite that, I never gave up.

I made it to every clinic and never missed a homework run because I wanted to achieve the goals I had set for myself.

The ‘Learn to run ‘clinic ended in the summer and I was on my own until the next clinic that started in the fall. For the next couple of months, I continued on my own.

Christi – who is now a run clinic instructor – coached me on how to keep pushing through the summer. I was so proud of myself when I achieved one of the goals! I had to email Christi with my exciting news.

It felt amazing when I ran my first 5k. I knew I could go back to the 10k clinic and accomplish that too.

Two years later, I continue to challenge myself.  Now, I run regularly with my running buddy, who I met through Kintec.

All in all, I’d say joining the clinic was a huge success for me. I never wanted to run marathons, I just wanted to be more active… and I am! Now, I definitely enjoy exercising much more than I ever did before – it’s much easier and I have way more endurance.

If you’re just starting out and are looking to get more active: don’t give up! It’s not as time-consuming as you think. If you stick to the program, it’ll work for you.

Brenna Degenstein
Run Clinic Participant

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