It’s Tuesday, and it’s a beautiful day outside. My sister and I went on a 2.25 mile run together. She’s 14, a little older than I was when I started running. It’s fun just jaunting down the road with her, basking in the sunshine, and thinking about almost 7 years ago when I started running. 7 years is almost a third of my life, so that’s a long time friends.
There are all the typical running tips that they give you, and then, well, there are the tips that are not so typical, but I think they are sure fire ways to enjoy your running, spice it up, and well, make life exciting and memorable.
It’s the little things, y’all! 😀
Confession #1 I ate a cookie and some ice-cream before I ran today. Yeah, it definitely would not make it into the list for healthy pre-run snacks, but it was tasty, and I thanked God for the amazing cookie+icecream combo.
Confession #2 – For a long time, I thought I had to keep every single race shirt that I got whether it was a long sleeve (WAY TOO BIG) for me cotton, white shirt or not. That meant I had about 10 shirts from the same race. Well, I finally purged the wardrobe, and I have now committed to looking slightly more stylish (A.K.A ‘A runner’) when I go running.
Confession #3 – I haven’t worn my watch in eons. Well, I wore it once, but the freeing feeling of wearing a watch is unmatched. However, it may mean that I’m getting slower.
Confession #4 – I’m not a marathoner. I did 2 marathons, and they were amazing challenges. I do not regret any of them, but my body could not handle the amount of training it takes to do marathons year round.
Confession #5 – Even though I’m not a marathoner, I have this secret runner dream of at least doing one more marathon. It’s one that is very important to me, and it’s kind of an iconic race. I’d say it’s probably every runner’s dream. Any guess what that race is?
Confession #6 – My little sister is smoking fast compared to me when I started running. That means I will have to pick up my game or be kicked in the next 5k by her. Hey, I always need more humility.
‘O what a beautiful day!’ The Lord is rich in mercy. Meditate on that today, my friends.
Any runner confessions to make? Are you a marathoner?
If you aren’t a marathoner, would you still like to do one one day just to check it off the life list?