i'm grateful for running.
i haven't run much this year. last year i ran so much. i think i was tired of it. and my body needed to recuperate. i still have pain in my foot when i run so i know i shouldn't be heading out on a marathon training run anytime soon, but...
today i put on my running shoes and went for a 2.62mi run in honor of those running 26.2mi today for the New York City Marathon. as i ran, i remembered why this filled my year last year. there is something nice about feeling your body move, feeling your breath, letting your thoughts travel. i finished feeling a little better, a little healthier, a little more prepared for the day.
i became a runner seven or so years ago after a really tough year. running has been with me ever since. i've run 9 half marathons, 1 full marathon, and a bunch of 10ks, 5ks, etc. this is the first year in a while that i haven't run some sort of race...and today i set about changing that by signing up for a jingle bell jog in a few weeks.
anyway, running, thanks for existing and pushing me to do better and be better.