Laugh of the day

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. Smile


Thanks Chris for the good laugh today and the reminder for why I run! Smile

Why do you run?


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16 Responses to Laugh of the day

  1. This is great! I run because it just feels soooo good. I run during the week to stay healthy and keep my fitness up, but I run on the weekends to explore and escape. I am training for a race right now, but I would still run even if I weren’t. I probably wouldn’t run during the week though, ha. Plus…I need something to help me stay a little more motivated once this awful summer heat moves in (we’re having an odd 90 degree heat wave in DC right now and I am NOT READY for summer).
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  2. That is SO true and SO funny that you didn’t get it right away. I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t catch on πŸ˜‰
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  3. this is funny b/c i have been asked multiple times what i am training for and i ALWAYS answer “life”. i only do a race or 2 per year so i am not usually training for something but i workout hard:)
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  4. Hahah!! I totally would have asked the exact same question! I’m glad I’m not the only one who isn’t always into races and runs more for pleasure and LIFE πŸ˜‰ I do like to run a few races per year for the adrenaline rush but nothing extreme. I also don’t get all of the hoopla around PRs… does that make me a bad blogger??
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  5. Running and laughing are both good for you πŸ™‚ I think I would have asked the same question and then probably felt a little stupid while laughing it off and realizing that the reason we work out is to be healthy. We don’t always have to be training for something specific.
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  6. Great post! Before we had children, my husband and I were quite the Weekend Warriors and ran TONS of local races. Now that we’re parents to two beautiful daughters, we really pick and choose our races. Honestly, I don’t miss racing all of the time. I’d rather sign up for a few of my favorite trail races or a special event. And I cherish my runs even more now. Gone are the days of running 5-6 times a week. I just don’t have the time. So, instead of logging lots of junk miles, I try to get in 3-4 quality runs every week. I run for stress relief and overall wellness and to set a positive example for my girls. My three year old is already following in her parents’ footsteps and loves to run. Watching her run with a big smile on her face is better than any cheap trophy or age group award I’ll ever pick up!
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    • KT

      Great comment! After having my son about a year ago, I have really noticed a change in my running too. Quality is much better than quantity!

  7. Kim

    Too funny. I would make the same sort of mistake!

    I enjoy racing, but used to be more race-focused than I am now. These days, given the choice I’d rather be on a backcountry camping trip than sticking to a serious training plan! So sometimes I run to train for a race, but mostly I run and workout to be fit and healthy, and better prepared for any and all outdoor adventures!

    Plus it is a good way to exercise the dog – trail running especially πŸ™‚
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  8. hahaha that is a great story! Also such a great reminder! I started running to stay in shape but I have found a love for running and i just enjoy doing it now!!!

  9. Awesome post! I love the idea of training for life, for health, happiness, a better attitude, perspective, and focus! Thanks for sharing this. Run on!!
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  10. I love this — after a few years of coaching, constant racing & training it’s nice to just enjoy running for LIFE and for ME. Thanks for the reminder about running for fitness, health, and to be a great role model πŸ™‚
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