Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I RUN for tacos!

Today is National Running Day!

Why do I run? That is a very good question. I think there are a lot of reasons why I have stuck with running. First and foremost, I do love to eat. Who doesn't, right? I don't love fast food or very bad food, but I do have a love affair with certain foods. Like tacos. I love tacos de asada with lots of cilantro and lemon! I could eat them every single day if I let myself. In general I love carbs...bread, bagels with lots of cream cheese, tortillas, them all! So even though I don't consume them everyday, I run so that when I do go and have 4 tacos de asada, I enjoy them guilt-free.

I run for my health. I want strong bones and a healthy heart to live life to its fullest. I run to be a good example to my little K and future children (that's right, MORE kiddos...K needs a little bro or sis). I run in hopes of someday being as fast as my husband...or at least faster so that when we run together he might finally break a sweat. I run in search of my "hot bod" that is hidden under these love handles. I run because it is hard! I run because my little K wants to run a race with me and her dad someday. I run for those few moments where my mind is quiet and all I hear are my feet hitting the ground. I run to give thanks for this incredible vehicle I have been given.

Photo credit to Saucony Facebook page.
Today, in celebration of Running Day, my hubs and I ran 3 miles (wanted to do 6, but the pulled hammy just wasn't letting me). Well, I ran, he jogged. Got out of the apartment and went for a really fun run together and discovered a new running path on our side of town. We talked and laughed the entire way. Also, today was the first time I used my Garmin. It was really great! It was the only thing I had with me. No cell phone to track my pace, with annoying headphones and cords bouncing around just in case I got a call or wanted to listen to NPR. Just me and hubs and my Garmin. Despite it being a tough day at work, and having lots of things taking up brain space in my head all day, during my run my mind was blank. During those 30 minutes running, not one thought came to mind. I was only focused on my running. It was AMAZING!!!! Thank you GOD! 

I am happy. I am happy that I ran with my man. Ran with my Garmin. Ran with joy. Tomorrow, I have presentation and a training I am planning at work. Then, a run. And to top it off, some tacos.

Happy running!

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