Have I always been active?

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Anyone who follows my Instagram (if you don’t you can here) will know that I spent a LOT of time being active.  I run on average six times a week and I try to do short workout 5/6 days a week.
 
But I haven’t always been this active.  However I don’t think there has ever been a time when I haven’t be active at all.  Both my parents love the outdoors; hillwalking, cycling, running and swimming and we spent a lot of our weekends in the Scottish hills or at swimming lessons.
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A very young me enjoying the outdoors 🙂
 However, as a teenager I was not particularly active at all.  I went through phases of running but only every running 5k’s and I occasionally went on longer walks and climbed Munro’s with my mum- but it’s fair to say it was not a priority for me. 
 
At university I occasionally ran although not regularly and I spent a lot of time hill walking with friends.  I also enjoyed long walks listening to podcasts on my IPod (still one of my favourite and relaxing activities) but again being outdoors and staying fit was not a priority for me.
 
In fact it wasn’t until about 18 months ago that I really started to incorporate exercise into my daily routine.  Why? Probably because I realised keeping fit was important for my long term health but also because my Mum had signed herself up for the Rome marathon and I decided I wanted to do it with her.  I fell in love with running and as I got fitter I enjoyed it more.  Then I started to do core strengthening workouts to aid my running and loved seeing my body change and how my running improved with a stronger body.  Now one of my favourite things is to run outdoors.
 
I have always been active but now I keep fit because I love to run and I love to be outdoors- and keeping my body healthy is a top priority to be able to enjoy all my activities.
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