I just had to share this story from today with you all. . .
I was talking with my friend (and fellow body pump instructor), Chris, today over Facebook. I mentioned that I had seen her out running the day before and it looked like she was having a good run in our nice weather. Side note- per MN usual, the nice weather did not stick around. .. back to 37 degrees today with a cold driving rain. . . although, I did get a run in yesterday with Luke in the jogging stroller to enjoy the moment of nice weather too!
Anyway, back to my story.. . I asked Chris was she was training for. And she said I am training for LIFE! And then commented that she ran 9 miles because it was just too nice to stop. Then, I said that sounds awesome. And that I had never heard of LIFE! where and when was it??? I am sure I heard her laughing over the Facebook page. . . because she meant she was training to be fit and healthy and not a specific race. Oh duh – I can’t believe I was so obtuse!
And it was a good reminder for me too. In the blog world, it seems people are very race driven with running. Always training for the next race, searching for their next PR. Where I run, like Chris, for LIFE! and to be fit and for stress relief and to be healthy and to be a good role model for Luke and to get a good tan in the summer and to watch the pure puppy joy in Abby during a good run and because it makes me feel good and I love it.
Thanks Chris for the good laugh today and the reminder for why I run!
Why do you run?