And now back to our regular programming.
The Joy I get from running filters through to the rest of my life and I pretty much need it now. I love training, even the tough runs. The tough runs tend to define me. They are the ones that prove to myself that I can push through and and I get a TON of personal satisfaction in completing something I set out to do even though it may be very hard. Also, I enter lots of races because it gives me the accountability to my training that might get lost if I was just running. Oh yeah, I LOVE racing, so there is that too. I show up early, I stay late and I Freaking LOVE the camaraderie amongst runners! There is nothing better than the incredible energy at the start line!
I have never met better people in the world then the people I have met through running. I mean that.
I have made friends with front runners, casual runners, new runners, long time runners and my favorite people I have met in running are the volunteers and race organizers!
Everyone has their own reasons for being there and each reason is sincere and right! I want to be a HUGE part of running in general. My goals and aspirations go beyond my own personal records, beyond my own expectations, because I want to be a piece of the big running puzzle! I am not fast, or that good looking, but a LOT of people know who I am, or have heard of me here in the Calgary area, because I engage in my running.
Everytime I go for a run, I look for all the good things about what I am doing. At that moment. I tend to stay right in the moment when I run. I don’t look forward (it ruins the zen of the run) but just sit right there. Time always passes, so as long as I keep moving forward I will complete my task. Everytime. This includes time on the treadmill. There are no shortage of simple mind pleasures to see at the gym!
I have a pretty simple mind when I run as demonstrated here. I tend to run more on my own these days, so enjoying my own humor and thoughts is paramount to a good experience out there.
All that said, for me, running is about fitness, fun and people. Here are some of my favorite running people! Every one of these people have a HUGE part in why I run! Thank you to each and everyone of you. Lest I forget, You! Bloggers, Commenters and Stalkers! You make it SO much fun to write about all this. I have learned SO much from everyone of you. I could actually spend ALL day reading your stories and race reports, they are all so awesome. THANK YOU!
These are just a few examples of what I really care about, when it comes to running for me…
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