In 2013, I started training with a group of elite runners in a community that supported, pushed, and enhanced my love for being part of a team-dynamic in a very solo sport. That year, I was able to run my fastest half marathon in 1:43, however I quickly became obsessed with my race paces and times. For two years, I couldn’t let go of my need to break the 41-minute barrier for the 10K, and before I knew it I realized I was burning out. With a huge hesitation I learned it was time for me to put my Garmin to rest. Two years ago, I wrote about my journey to Run Happy, sharing my search to find the joy through running again. As reassuring it was to strive towards fixed goals and personal bests and measuring my progress through numbers that were not open to interpretation, I knew it was time to step back from the intensity of training for races and just run for the fun of running; rediscovering the why.