To Run Is…
…to be cherished (being “able to…”)
…to trust your body to do what your mind thinks is not possible.
…even more fun with running buddies (aka run dates!)
…when I have some of my best conversations with Scott.
…a place to let the mind wander.
Happy National Running Day! This from the girl riding a two-day runner’s high (thank you 5:15am 5-miler on top of yesterday’s 4.5 “I could run forever” runs!). Weee!
In honor of this day, please tell me – why do you run? And perhaps, more importantly, what “is” running to you?
Running is how I stay sane. Without the quiet time alone with my sneakers, I’d go crazy. I relish that time away from the office, away from my email, away from distractions. It’s funny, too, because when I run I’m often in the always-packed-and-super-busy Central Park with my music blasting. But it still seems quiet…
Happy Running Day!
Totally true – sometimes I think through whatever is stressing me out that day and suddenly everything seems much clearer as my feet hit the pavement. Crazy how that works, huh?
Great post sis! I wish I ran today, but alas, my rest day and the humidity meant no run 🙂 I run to face my fear of it, for the challenge, and for the feeling of success after I am done.
Great perspective sis – though I can’t wait for you to get over your fear of it because guess what? YOU ARE A RUNNER. Get used to it 😉
I am always running after those kind of runs – the ones where I feel I can run forever! 🙂 that’s what I run for… I love when I find my breathing rhythm and I (*almost) always feel good after!
Happy Running Day! I haven’t yet, but I think I’m going to run indoors today – keep waiting for it to stop raining…
Yes – it’s like we’re all chasing after that elusive runner’s high, that feeling that you could run forever. Sure – it’s hard to catch that feeling, but it sure is worth the effort when all is said and done, huh?
a run is personal, i love your thoughts. I ran this morning. What a privilege.
It *is* so very personal. At the very bare bones though? Definitely a privilege and never to be taken for granted.
a cure for grumpiness! 🙂
To be in touch with nature.
To express yourself.
I run because I’m not good at it – it’s a challenge every time. And that keeps me motivated when I DO succeed at it!
exactly – it’s never “easy” to run, but always worth the challenge/struggle in the end.
Love this of course. So glad you’ve got your running mojo back!!! Running is many of those things for me too. It’s challenging, rewarding, freeing, inspiring, and most definitely not to be taken for granted.
LOVING that my running mojo seems to be back in full force. Ohhh how I’ve missed “her” so. 😉
Ah, love this!
Running is: my favorite way to get an endorphin high; a time for ME; a challenge, when I let it be; pushing me out of my comfort zones; the best way to find new friends in a new city; how I met D! 🙂
YES – a time for ME. Running can be so very personal at times…yet a great bonding experience too, to your point re: D! 🙂
“…to trust your body to do what your mind thinks is not possible.”
I am suffering from this big time at the moment — overthinking this, and being overly cautious. Thanks for reminding me that I really don’t need to mollycoddle my body with running plans and heart rate monitors and so on. If I just go out and run at a pace that is comfortable, for as long as it remains fun and challenging (but not painful!), then I’ll be good.
I’m off to put my running kit on now. Perfectly timed post!
I hope this helped with your “running standards” today, my dear!
I run for a million reasons and it changes with each run, but lately my runs are for my sanity. I don’t have to run far or fast, but I have to run. Running brings me a sense of calm. I can sort out my thoughts, enjoy the peace and quiet, and prepare for the challenges that come my way.
Totally agree – sometimes I work out whatever it is that’s been bugging me (that sometimes I don’t even realize WAS bugging me until I hit the road) and I come out feeling so much better and more centered and clear-headed after a run. A total sense of calm, to your point.
running is frustrating and fulfilling all at the same time. over the years, i can honestly say that it has evoked every type of emotion out of me. but i don’t know what i’d do without it. awesome post my friend!
isn’t it crazy-sounding to say that something that can be so frustrating can also be so incredibly rewarding and addictive, too??
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