Running has become a release for me over the last couple of years. I get out and just get away from the everyday stress of life. I love outside so much, that I can't stand treadmills anymore (not that I loved them to begin with). I am outside all year round and that can be an accomplishment when get humid summers and negative windchills in the winter. I ran my first 1/2 marathon in May and signed up to run it again 4 months later when registration opened. I loved every foot of my 13.1 miles!