A Little Bit of My Life

Welcome to Run For Fun.  I am Stephanie and I want to thank you so much for stopping by my blog.   This page is meant to let you get to know me little bit more.  Please feel free to leave comments, send emails, tweet etc.  I would love to get to know you better too!

 Hi all! Thanks for stopping by!

I live in Massachusetts with my husband, Aaron.  We are both enjoying life free of the “terrors” of law school.

We made it out of the maze! Or Davis Farm's Mega Maze, Same Thing, really 

During my many years in school, there was not much time for fun.  When school ended, I did not know what to do with myself, but I knew I wanted to get back to doing the things that I loved most including spending time with friends, being active in my community, and of course, running.  So in April 2011, I decided to reach out to the blogging and running community, and the rest, as they say, was history.  Through blogging, I have found  a group of wonderful people who have quickly become life long friends.

Those who will dress up in silly outfits and run virtual races in the cold are lifelong friends, clearly

Backing up a moment,  I started running several years ago, not for fun but, like many, for weight loss.  In October 2008, I ran the BAA Half Marathon in Boston.   It was hard.   I had trained mainly on the treadmill and was not in any way ready for anything resembling a hill and boy were there hills!!  But since that day, I knew I wanted to do more.  I signed up for various races, battled through injuries, and trained harder.

Not so happy...running is fun, right?

My running career has not always been perfect and it still has a long way to go.  There were times when I  wanted to give it up, when I thought running was not for me, but ultimately I have found when I run for the right reasons  -  fitness, fun, and friends - I  have the time of my life.  Run For Fun has allowed me to do just that.

Two Thumbs Up for Running!

Since I started this blog,  I have made wonderful friends, begun to look forward to weekend long runs with running buddies, and run more races in the past several months than in my whole running career combined with friends, family, and total strangers by my side.  Even more recently, Aaron has also taken up running and I now get to share running with him too.  I have loved every minute of this new adventure that is running for fun!

As 2012 begins, my husband and I are hoping to start a family.  Unfortunately, I have been diagnosed with Amenorrhea.  Read about it here.  Now, we are battling to get my body back to where it needs to be to carry a child.  This may mean less running,  no marathons, less stress, and more food.  But I will continue to Run for Fun and I will hope you will join me.  Through blogging, I hope to give and find support to not only those facing similar issues, but to all bloggers, readers, runners, alike.