I Matter....You Matter...We Matter

I Matter....You Matter...We Matter

Monday, March 6, 2017

Day 6: Run, Forrest, Run-#SOL17

Let me just put out the disclaimer that I have never been a distance runner.  In my middle school days, I was a sprinter and loved my 100m or 200m dashes.  I silently cheered that I never had to go the distance, so to speak.  Fast forward to my adult years, after the birth of our oldest, I started running. I had always been active and enjoyed working out, but never for the sake of just running.  I found running gave me time without any distractions as well as time for clarity and reflection.

Today, this self-taught runner still craves that distraction free time that running provides.  Sometimes, after a long day, there is nothing better than putting on a pair of running shoes, cranking up my favorite tunes, and hitting the pavement.  This self-taught runner is also training to run a half marathon in just a couple months.  I have run a handful of different courses over the past 7 or 8 years, but there is something about clicking that submit button when making the commitment to sign up for a race that is so exciting every time.  I love setting a goal and then making a plan to reach that goal in hopes that the process will be just as rewarding and satisfying as the final race (although, I admit, finishing that 13.1 is pretty awesome).

Do some think running for "fun" is crazy? Sure, I was one of them.  However, don't knock it until you try it...you might just surprise yourself with what you are capable of and how much you actually enjoy it.  I am glad I did.



5 comments:

  1. I love to run for fun! Running trails clears my mind or helps me process the day. Congrats on selecting the submit button, that is what I need to do. Happy running!

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  2. I know a lot of people that run and really love it. Love the line, never had to go the distance.. .but look at you now.. wonderful!

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  3. Yep, I am one of those ones that thinks running for fun is crazy. Definitely need to push myself more, thanks for the motivation. I have run a half marathon before...correction, I have survived a half marathon. :)

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  4. Walking is enough fun for me :) Happy Spring!

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  5. I think that I am still in the beginning of this slice...running and my knee are just not friends. I appreciate how passionate you are about running for yourself, and that message is clear in your Slice:)

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