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, rice...love 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.|
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.
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