Thursday, June 4, 2009

I've had a few people comment on my blog and also email me in awe of being able to go out and run a 30 mile training run at any time.. but it's taken me a long while to get to that point and most importantly, you have to WANT to run that far... everyone in this world has the ability to run 5, 10, 30, 50, 100 miles if they so desire and work towards it. Not everyone has the time or the desire and there is not a damn thing wrong with that. We all have amazing strength inside, but sometimes we get lazy and don't let it come out and play.
Right now, I'm watching 4 of my formerly non running friends find their wings. Abby, Angela, Mac and Rhonda kicked some serious ass last Saturday at a local 5K. Abby is 3 weeks from a double mastectomy, Angela and Mac are barely 6 weeks from a total sedentary lifestyle, and Rhonda broke her foot back in January and has been recovering from that. I LOVE getting emails or texts telling me how for the first time one of them got the runners high, or made it all the way around the park without stopping or added another mile. They are training for a triathlon in August, but there are already plans for more races in the future. Another good friend Beck, has been quietly, steadily running for a year, battling through some killer allergies and running on a treadmill when she just can't take it outside anymore. She has expressed an interest in doing a trail half marathon in the spring! It makes me so very happy to see some of the joy I feel reflected in their faces and voices. They are letting their inner strength come out and play... how are you letting yours out?

4 comments:

David Ray said...

Loving it when friends get the running thing on. Great pic.

"you have to WANT to run that far" - truer words were never spoken. :)

Kim said...

It's so fun when you know you've inspired someone to live a healthier life. It always makes me smile. And certainly, you are an inspiration!

Cynical Dirt Doll said...

David I can't count how many people say how boring they think it would be to run as far as we do.. but if you like it.. it's the best thing in the world!

Kim- Talk about inspiring... how many people have YOU inspired to run marathons? And for such a wonderful cause! You RULE lady!

PizzaTheHut said...

Lace em up and kick some dirt no matter the miles.