I love running. It has become a big part of my life. However, running is not something that became a interest of mine until this past year. Perhaps it started when I made a resolution January 1, 2013 to run at least one race this year. This past Thanksgiving morning I can happily say that I can cross that resolution (as well as drinking more waster) off my list! From running in the rain, sweating it out in the heat, hitting the pavement to destress or just to tune out the world, running is something I try to incorperate in my daily life. Nike sums it up best…
We are what we believe. We believe in helping runners- fast runners, slow runners, heavy runners, skinny runners, long-distance runners and sprinters. We believe in helping middle-distance runners too. And runners from Kenya, Japan, Ohlahoma, and every other corner of this planet. We believe in the magic of Hayward Field. We believe in long Sunday runs. We believe 20 quarters under 70 is still a good workout. We believe joggers are runners. We believe in cross-country. We believe in big marathons. We believe in fun runs and jingle jogs. We believe in professional Track & Field. We believe running is therapy. We believe the smell of the starter’s gun is an aphrodisiac. We believe lactic acid is good for you. We believe that your personal best isn’t always a PR. We believe in knowing the route and running aimlessly. We believe this should be fun. We believe running in the dark, in the cold, in the heat, in the humidity, in the rain, and in the snow is part of the deal. We believe in skipping a day. We believe there is a correlation between inspiration and perspiration. We beieve in making mistakes and learning from them. We believe there is no finish line. We beleive in you. Just do it. Run.
I may be from the desert, but I love the cold weather. Everything about it is wonderful to me. The warm fires on rainy days, scarves that wrap all the way up to your nose, watching the trees shed all of their leaves, a closet full of boots and thick fabric’d dresses, and the house is always smelling of comforting warm food and cookies.
[Disclaimer: taking photos while it’s foggy, drizzling and 40 degrees is not ideal.]