Run slowly, run daily, drink moderately and don't eat like a pig. Dr. Ernest van Aaken
I love to run! I know, it sounds crazy, but it is truly something I love to do. It is the time when I think about the day ahead, who I want to be, what I have done and it is when I get the best ideas. Running is not always for positive things, sometimes I have to run, to get rid of my frustrations, to work through some issues, or in the middle of an argument so I don't say something that I will later regret.
My family and friends from High School (maybe even college) think this is pretty funny. Why? Because until the middle of college, I was not what you would call athletic. I was on dance team and sure that made you work hard, but not like a true athlete. You didn't get so hot and sweaty that a shower was imperative before you went anywhere and it did not give me the type of satisfaction that a good long run does.
I think that we were born to run (stop throwing things at me and cursing my name). God designed our bodies to move, not sit behind a desk and stare at a blank screen only to get frustrated and fat. Just think, we used to chase down our food, chase after our kids and that was our only way to get places. Now, we go to the grocery store where everything is displayed for us, heck, you don't even have to do that, you can order your groceries and they come right to your door. Instead of watching our kids and chasing after them, we put them on leashes like they are dogs.
I have done two half-marathons and one full marathon and they are a HUGE sense of accomplisment. I am doing a half this fall with my BF from HS and although the training is starting to push my mileage, I am really excited about it. My husband hates to run, he does it because he knows it is good for him, but he does not enjoy it. SD loves to go running, okay, so she doesn't actually run, but she rides along in the jog-stroller and enjoys every minute of it. I hope that some day, she will be able and willing to run along side me. I hope that I will still be running when I am a grandma and still loving it!