If you were to tell me when I was in high school that I was going to be a runner, I would have laughed…Hard. I was always that girl who was chosen last in sport activities. Being very active in dancing and gymnastics, I would have my choreographer write me a note to get out of running the mile in PE. A few years ago I got laid off from corporate America. Bad economy does a body good apparently, for instead of sitting on the coach all day, I focused on my health, lost 45 pounds and discovered a love for running! I have returned back to being a corporate conformist but still make time to run five days a week. I am motivated by my results as a runner. In just two years I have seen my speed increase and my waistline decrease. Not only am I motivated by my running goals, but also from the amazing running community who have welcomed me with open arms providing amazing support. Running just happens to be my passion. It might not be for everyone, but finding an activity that keeps you healthy, active, and happy will be just the motivation needed to incorporate into your lifestyle.