Friday, February 13, 2009

I Run Because...

My dad has been a marathoner for as long as I can remember (really I think he must have been crazy in the days before Ipods,Garmins and GU) and my little sister caught the bug several years ago as well. I have always loved running but resisted the long distance thing-thought they were crazy-until the past couple of years when they finally got me to try...now I am crazy with them. Anyway, my dad has always had a poster in his office with this saying about running. I've seen it many times but for some reason today while I was running I was thinking about it...Thinking about how running races can be fun and a good goal to have but it's not the reason why I love to run..so I thought I would share this saying with anyone who might not have heard it before...

I Run Because...I love not just the finish line, but the trip along the way * it makes me feel free * I've got energy to burn * I need energy * it's my anti-depressant * I hope my kids will * I need and excuse to eat * stopping would hurt so much more than a blister or a broken toenail * walking takes too long and I have things I need to get done * my personal best is just that:mine * it's a good kind of sore * it makes the pavement feel needed * there are a lot worse addictions out there * there's no better way to explore a city or enjoy the spring flowers and fall leaves * I "just felt like running" * there's no drug like adrenaline * I'll never know how far I can go unless I try * the pavement doesn't complain when you pound it * it takes all I've got, but gives back more * Other's can't * I can *

13 comments:

Carrilyne said...

LOVED THAT! It really says it all...

amydear said...

I run for several of those reasons too! Thanks for the motivation.

Levi, Christine, and Gideon said...

Thanks... I loved it!

Nikkei said...

I run to get away from my kids, literally. Somedays 26.2 miles doesn't seem long enough. :)

JP said...

I loved that!!

so needed it this morning, too. :)

The Abrahams said...

I run because you marathon mommies inspire me so much!!! Great post.

Molly said...

I'm making my own personal poster of that. I need those reminders as I start another round of marathon training.

Frannie said...

That's awesome!

Trula said...

SISTERS

where have ya'll been!

I love this blog, just discovered it :)

Mandy said...

Awesome! Awesome!

Sarai said...

Love it! I need a poster like that in my living room :)

Robyn said...

Amen!!!

Heather said...

that is fantastic! thanks for sharing!