Have you heard the saying “Once a runner, always a runner”?
Well if you haven’t you have now. I know that we all go through moments when the last thing we want to do is run or when a run just isn’t as awesome as you would like it be but at the root of who we are, it’s there.
The need, the thoughts…
Take, for example, me. I’m on a little bit of a weird hiatus until I figure out this injury. And yes, I did decide I’m not doing Rock ‘n’ Roll as much as it PAINS me.
Anyway, I love to run. I may not always LIKE to run but I love it none the less. So on days like today when it’s just not in the cards for me to run, I’m still thinking about it. Dreaming about the next run, thinking about where and how long I might go. Will I take my kids or go it alone? What will I wear? What shoes did I wear last time? It consumes me in a lot of ways.
A lot of you can relate to this because you blog about it too. Every good run is the best run ever and every bad run makes you want to hang up your shoes.
I guess it’s like a relationship. If I didn’t have feelings like this it would probably mean I don’t care but I do.
I have friends that don’t understand, they say I’m crazy and to them I say…join me…let’s go for a run. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll get to experience that feeling that keeps me going back.
In the meantime, I’ll keep thinking, dreaming and plotting my next run, my next event the next moment I get to hit start on the Garmin and hit the ground running.
It’s the best feeling in the world. I just hope you have something that you love as much too.
Tell me about your love!