1. Of course, the most obvious thing is that I am thinner and I am healthier than I have ever been. I also don't suffer from panic attacks anymore or at least not nearly as severe or as often! These are great outcomes but not really the best outcomes.
2. I am more confident. For my entire life I have been a shy and insecure person but since I have been running and doing tris things have changed. I am more willing to put myself out there. I talk to people I don't know. I would have never done that before! I go out to and do things on my own. Like this weekend I am heading to a transition clinic all by myself. Again, I would have never done that in the past. Doors have opened for me and it is one the greatest things to have happened in my life.
3. Because I am more confident and willing to put myself out there I have made some of the best friends a person could know whether I have met them in person or not! My training partners are a great support system in my life and I am so glad that they are around to share these great adventures we embark on!
I know that there are many more things that have changed since I started all these adventures but these are the ones that really stand out. So thanks sports for being such a positive role in my life! I hope I am still chugging out the miles when I am 80!(maybe then I will be on the podium!)