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My first run: WJR writer Varia Makagonova

My First Run: Varia

This is an installment of an on-going series called “My First Run”. You can read more here and submit your first run story here.  Growing up, there was nothing I hated more than running. I loved dancing, rollerblading, long walks, hiking – but running was associated with angry gym teachers and grinding out circles around […]

My First Run: Adrian Spurrell

My first run: Adrian Spurrell

We all remember our first. Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Patricia Hensley shares her story. Want to submit yours? Email us! I didn’t used to run – I was a swimmer. My […]

My First Run: Sarah Wilson

My first run: Sarah Wilson

We all remember our first. Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Patricia Hensley shares her story. Want to submit yours? Email us! Two years ago, my friend entered the half marathon at Angkor […]

My First Run: Patricia Hensley

My First Run, Patricia Hensley

We all remember our first. Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Patricia Hensley shares her story. Want to submit yours? Email us! At the age of 61, I became a widow and moved […]

My First Run: Tom McGinness

My First Run: Tom McGinness

We all remember our first.  Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Tim McGinness shares his story. Want to submit yours? Email us! There I was doing my usual lunchtime workout in […]

My first run: WJR reader Jim Clanton

My first run: WJR reader Jim Clanton

We all remember our first.  Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Jim Clanton from Spoken, Wash. shares his story. Want to submit yours? Email us! Back in 1979, running was […]