My husband surprised me with a visit to tour my “dream home” the other day. It was everything on my “list”, it even had a spectacular view AND was only 5 minutes from shopping.
(He’d always said I couldn’t have both a pretty view and live close to town too.)
I LOVED IT!
Where would I run?…and what about our running group?
We were just dream building anyway, but I told him that I couldn’t move there…I couldn’t leave my running friends. 🙂
In this town of beauty pageants, politics, baseball, hunting, sweet tea and AU/AL football(none of which mean a thing to me), I never felt like I really belonged here until I started running.
I often wonder if every running group is as great as mine…I can’t imagine so…
What a great group of people!
We get to have all the fun…
Thanks for keeping me going Chilton Runners!
Last week during an early morning run, I looked up and thought:
“Wow! Those stars sure are shining bright today!”
Then I realized that it wasn’t that the stars were any different than usual.
The stars don’t change.
Only their environment does.So, the conditions were favorable for shining that day…
#that’sall #randomness #runningthoughts
I don’t run after 8am during the Summer, but yesterday I broke my own self imposed rule.
I had a hot & sweaty, 3pm, run your frustrations into the ground, especially going uphill…
…running with thoughts of my sweet friend…kind of run.
I solve world problems when I run, don’t you?
Today I surmised that most of this world’s issues would be solved if we could take care of the issue of one’s
CHARACTER & INTEGRITY.
Without fail…every time that I’m getting ready to run I have the same exact thought.
I look in the mirror and think, “It’s so nice to be able to brush my teeth, throw my hair in a ponytail and run out the door….and nobody cares.”
I love that about running.
I have a friend that is running The Boston Marathon tomorrow.
Many see him living his dream, but have no idea the road he has traveled to get there.
If you know a Boston Marathoner, you should consider it an honor to have met them.
This blog post is for my friend & fellow runner, Julia Cantley of Julia Cantley Photography.
I just returned from a much needed run with her at her gym.
I almost didn’t go, because I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO! Then I thought, “If I don’t have 20-30 minutes to take time for myself then I’m just TOO BUSY!”
At the end of our run, she mentioned that I really needed to make a new blog entry. I’m always surprised when she says that, but its nice that she notices. 🙂
Again, I said….“I have just been too busy.”
So, for Julia, I will share my thoughts from yesterday. I typed it, but I just didn’t feel like sharing….I get that way sometimes.
“I LOVE the people that I get to run with, they’re right up there with my church family. I just really enjoy being in their presence.
Would I LOVE them as much if we spent more than an hour or two at a time together? I have no idea!
I’m guessing…probably not.
So, for now, I’ll just enjoy the moment(s). Spending time with self motivated, supportive, happy, inspirational people is truly a blessing.
I’m very thankful!”
I am reminded of a post that I wrote last year.
When I run, I get to live for a moment in my dream world. It’s one of my favorite places to be.
You can read about it here: https://the23rdmile.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/race-day-living-the-dream/
Happy Running Everyone!
For your listening pleasure:
“I have no excuse.”
This was my response concerning not showing up at our 5:15am group run today.
I typed it….but that’s not really what I wanted to say!
I wanted to type my long list of excuses. There are some really good ones!
Would you like to hear them?
…I didn’t think so.
So possibly I typed the wrong statement today.
I should have typed, “I have a whole host of excuses, but none are valid enough to excuse my choice to stay in the bed this morning.”
“I have no VALID excuse.”
Sometimes that’s hard to admit.
Why do you run? Why did you start? Why do you love it? I find the greatest inspiration in the stories of other runners, don’t you? I would love to hear about you! If you would be willing to share your “WHY”, please send your submission, including at least your first name and last initial to firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to attach a picture(more than one if you’d like)! Also, feel free to let me know about your blog and/or website if you’d like for me to include a link to it. Thank you for sharing! Thank you for inspiring! ~Julia