Some of the biggest challenges I've faced in my life has been my breathing problems, which do not - and probably never will - allow me to run faster than pace 5:00 - 5:30.
If I try to run faster, I will be short of breath, it gets hard and uncomfortable for me to take in the oxygen my body needs. I feel as I am not getting enough air, and in fact I have fainted a couple of times when I was still a child, and hadn't learned to control my breath yet.
I am, and have always been, very competitive minded, and it has taken me many years to accept that I will never run fast. It has not always been easy, but it has also learned me a lot.
I've learned to run for enjoyment - not for competing. I've learned to accept myself as I am. I've learned, that even though I cannot run fast, I can run far instead.
And last, but not least, I've learned to NEVER GIVE UP!! Running is my passion in life, and it always will be! No one can take it away from me. 🏃🏼♀️
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