My friend Erin is one of the most encouraging, delightful, joy-filled women the internet has ever brought into my life. She inspires me daily, has the world’s cutest family (seriously – I’ve already started discussing arranged marriage between her littlest & my Madi), and loves Jesus in a beautiful way. I asked her to share her faith & fitness story, and I’m so grateful she said yes.
Q: How did your faith & fitness journey begin?
My fitness journey as an adult began when I was pregnant with our third child. My husband started running and really enjoyed it. He also lost forty pounds! I decided I would give running a try after the baby was born, even though I had always HATED running. Yes, hated. But I started the Couch to 5K program six weeks after giving birth. Nine months later, I ran my first half marathon! I guess you could say I obviously stopped hating running! I have now ran ten half-marathons and enjoy helping others reach their running goals!
God has changed my life through fitness. He has shown me I am capable of things I never, ever imagined. I feel so connected to Him when I am running and taking care of my body. Having been a “non-runner” and fitness failure for so long, I can’t help myself when I have the chance to encourage a woman who wants to get healthier! God gives us these experiences for a reason. This is my story and He wants me to share it!