TOLT: Sunflowers

thinking out loud

Since it is Thursday,  I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Here’s what I’m thinking about today:



Sunflowers are now in bloom and they are one of my favorite flowers.

Of course, they face the sun  and I LOVE the sun!


at the train station before my Race the Train race

But I seem to see them every time I go out for a run. So it made me think about how these flowers relate to my running.

And then a friend posted these quotes on FB:


Remember that all flowers grow through dirt.

In order to experience the fruits of our training  (the medal, the age group award, the PR or just the finish line), we run through painful injuries, nagging pains, heat, rain, hills, slow, sluggish paces (or the dirt). In fact, our bad runs may outnumber the good ones.  But they  help us grow (bloom) and become a better runner.


Keep your head towards the sun and you will never see the shadows.

In other words, focus on our goals and what we want to do with our running. Some of us just want to run. Others want to get faster. Even others want to run longer distances.

Look at the positives in our runs or races.  You finished.  You walked less. You had negative splits. You weren’t in pain.  The scenery was awesome.  The weather was perfect.

Your runs will be more enjoyable (or shadow-free)

Griswold. Conn – would love to run here!!

Happy Running! What’s on your mind today?


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