Why I Run FBR – Regina Hastings

For the first 42 years of my life, I would have claimed myself as more of a yogi than I would have a runner. Sure, I had run a few races but going to yoga classes was always my top priority for physical and mental fitness. It wasn’t until a few months after some dream shattering, changing jobs and a break-up, that I strapped on sneakers, drove myself to Trenton for a 10k and realized the freedom, soul searching and healing that came with running. The Philly Half, the Bucks County Winter Series, they helped me unpack myself. Taking yoga, I often heard about the ever elusive yoga cry where emotions would gush forth unexpectedly on the mat. That cry didn’t happen for me on the mat but, man, did it happen, quite often, for me when I was running. I met angry me, depressed me, heartbroken me, writing me, hopeful me, ideas me, strong me. In March 2016, I gained momentum and thought I found myself on solid footing. Always curious about the group, I started venturing out with the Fishtown Beer Runners for some of their runs. Within weeks of my initial run, I went to the doctor … Continue reading Why I Run FBR – Regina Hastings