I’ve never been a skinny girl and I have no desire to be one. I’m not in it to look like a model – I am in it to get healthy. I was type 2 diabetic (insulin resistant, what started as what my doctors like to call “pre-diabetic”) and have PCOS which makes loosing weight an absolute nightmare. My body ignores (resists) insulin which we need for energy and to break down sugars and starches. Basically my body does not know what to do with the insulin in my body, doesn’t detect it, and over produces it.
Now I am by no means overweight or unfit. I finished my first half-marathon in February 2013 (and fractured my ankle…but I finished in 2 hours and 50 minutes!) and finished my 5th in May 2015 with a PR of 2:30. So journey with me as I re-kindle my love for swimming, running, and biking. Now I say “re-kindle” because there was a time when running consumed my life. I ran track in high school and to this day hold records for the 100, 200, and 400m sprints at two different high schools. I races against girls who competed nationally around the world and hold medals from both Hong Kong (under 18 nationals) and Shanghai. Things got iffy when I switched from an elite track team to a high school team when I moved from Hong Kong to Shanghai and took up 2 more sports…but my love for running was still there! Now, many years later, I’m here to bring it back.
I absolutely love Saucony and I love their moto “Find Your Strong” so this is my attempt. Travel with me as I find my strong!