Hey everyone! Let me introduce myself: My name is Megan, and I’ve been a runner for over 12 years. To say running is a passion of mine is an understatement. In the spring of 2012, I landed what I considered to be a dream job as a reporter for Runner’s World magazine. There, I got the chance to meet so many awesome, inspiring runners, interview Olympians, and travel to races around the country. It truly was the opportunity of a lifetime, one that I’ll be thankful for forever.
But after nearly four years, (no) thanks to an industry with less stability than a runner moments after finishing a marathon, I decided to head down a completely different path. After an insane (and insanely rewarding!) 15 months, I am now an RN, BSN! I’m excited and terrified by the complete change in pace, but I think in the long run, it’ll be worth it.
I’ve also been a competitive runner since the day I started. I ran Division I cross country and steeplechase in track for Lehigh University, and I was a top runner back in my hometown during high school. But since my graduation from college, I learned just how freakin’ incredible it is to run for me and no one else. It makes me smile just thinking about how desperately I now want to pin on a bib number and hit the roads. I’ve rediscovered a sport that’s been a part of my life since middle school. It’s been an enlightening and rewarding experience to say the least. I love to run now more than ever.
I created this blog to document that journey for myself—and weave in some commentary about this new career path I’m headed down—and to share it will YOU, the ever-encouraging virtual running community.
(To read all that I wrote for Runner’s World and Running Times, click here.)