Name: Bri Rudolph
Occupation: High School Teacher
When did running first become a regular part of your life?
I’ve been running since childhood, but it was always in preparation for soccer. I didn’t begin running just for running’s sake until after my collegiate soccer career ended. Running has been my main source of exercise since I was 22.
What was/is the biggest challenge in working out consistently?
Time is my biggest challenge. I work as a teacher full time, and though I prefer to exercise before work while my two kids are still sleeping, my husband leaves the house by 6:15 and I have to be at work by 7:15. Running between 5 and 6 am is hard. I do it when I can, but it’s hard. After work I just want to be with my family. I find it very difficult to leave my kids for a run when I just spent most the day away from them at work.
What keeps you going?
Health and happiness. Running makes me feel healthy and happy. As hard as it is to leave my kids to go run, I’m a better mom after getting a run in. I feel more energized, clear headed, and present.
Road or the trail?
I definitely prefer the trail.
What does healthy look like to you?
Strong and happy
Along your own life journey, what’s one thing that you know for sure?
I know for sure that I never regret going for a run. Whether it’s hard to fit it into my day, or it’s raining out, or I have to settle for running on the crowded streets because I don’t have time to make it to the forest, I’m still always happy that I just got out there and ran.
Thanks Bri, rock on.