My husband, Paul has always enjoyed lifting, and even competed 15 years ago. I was a college cheerleader, but didn’t consider myself an athlete. We had to lift 3 days a week, which I disliked, but I really enjoyed running.
I started running at about age 15 and have always gone back to it whenever I felt like I was starting to get out of shape. Problem was, I always seemed to be getting hurt. My first knee surgery was my junior year in high school and I’ve had 2 more since, all the result of running. I was afraid lifting would cause me to "bulk up", but just about the time I met Paul, I had started to incorporate weight training and yoga into my overall fitness routine. I noticed that I was injured less often and my arms were getting shape that they never had.