I'm feeling very reflective this week.
I was telling my mom about my race this weekend (she doesn't read my blog and has no idea what I'm up to). She said "Too bad you don’t get paid or something for all that running." I didn't know how to respond to her because she just doesn’t get it.
Running is its own reward - physically AND mentally. We do it because it's part of who we are and we love it. Kinda like how she lights up a doobie and eats cheese dip for dinner every night. It's who she is, how do you explain that?
This got me thinking about all the benefits of running and what I have learned from it.
Here's a quick list:
1. Running has taught me that it's not supposed to be easy. If it was easy, the reward wouldn't be so great.
2. Waking up just an hour early (to run) can honestly change your life.
3. If I get a good run in, I can accomplish nothing else for the day and still feel accomplished.
4. Endorphins are the best mind altering substance.
5. Every day is different and brings a new challenge - just like every run. One might suck beyond belief, but that usually means that a good one is just around the corner.
What has running taught you?
Song of the day: Superstar by Sonic Youth (from the Juno soundtrack)