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.
Sometimes in life we need to have a reason to celebrate.
Go create your own finish lines. There are some moments in life that you’ll have to create your own reason to celebrate.
Go make a new finish line. Sometimes in life, you’ll just have to create your own finish line.
Go find a reason to celebrate. Go find a reason to celebrate, even if you have to create the finish line yourself. Running gives you a reason to celebrate, even if you create the finish line in your own imagination. Running gives you reasons to celebrate, even when setting the finish line yourself. Running gives you reasons to celebrate, even if you’re the one who set the finish line. Give yourself a reason to celebrate. GO FOR A RUN!
GO FOR A RUN!
…Because sometimes you have to create your own reasons worth celebrating.
One year ago today my blog was born!
During this year’s marathon, mile 22 was THE BEST!
I’m running around here like a chicken with it’s head cut off(to quote my mother)….so I don’t have time to write about it today….but I WILL!
~Happy Birthday Mile 23~
It’s been a fun year! Thanks for reading everybody!
I’d love to share your running story on my blog. What’s your “WHY?”
The thought that is foremost on my mind when I run is, “WHY?”
Why do I run…why do you run?
If I were to have an obsession about running…the “WHY’s” have it!
I mean, there are thousands and thousands of people doing this same thing every day…why would they do that? What moves you? Just what IS a big enough reason to keep you going through the cold, rain, hills, heat, miles, dark, sun, pain? Why? Why? WHY? 🙂
Your “why’s” inspire me & I know I’m not the only one that feels this way!
Since I can’t seem to get away from this thought…I’ve decided to just “go with it”.
I’m devoting a portion of my blog to inspiring each other through sharing our stories.
Why do you run? Why did you start? Why do you love it? What’s on your heart to share…I want to know!
If you’d like to help rest my mind(please, please, please 🙂 ), submit your story along with at least your first name and last initial to firstname.lastname@example.org be sure to include 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!