I started running in Jr High and HATED it! I was good at running (always went to state in track and cross-country), but hated the pressure. I just wanted to run without the pressure.
After a very long hiatus and having 3 children, I started running at 29 years old for weight loss. As a result, I rediscovered the pure joy of running freely without pressure and have been addicted ever since!
I'm setting goals that I know I can accomplish and the only "pressure" I run under is what I put on myself! I.LOVE.RUNNING! Slow, fast, short, long, and everything in between!