Do I feel LUCKY to be a RUNNER?
And of course, there are the obvious health benefits. I feel stronger, fitter, younger, more confident, etc.
But today, I am going to focus on how else I feel lucky to be runner.
- I’ve Seen New Places
The non-runner me, when I traveled for work, hung out in my hotel room and watched TV in the evenings.
As a runner, I search out places to run. No matter how tired I am after work, I RUN!
- I’ve Participated in Healthy Activities While on Vacation
The non-runner me, when I went on vacation, visited museums, sat on the beach and basically relaxed.
As a runner, I RUN and I search out a RACE and sign up.
- I’ve Won Awards.
The non-runner me would never win an award for an athletic event. Even when I played tennis, I was far from the top player and rarely won my matches.
As I runner, I have won so many AGE GROUP AWARDS!!! And yes, due to my advanced age, it is mostly luck.
- I’ve Gotten to Try New Products.
Thanks to several companies and ambassadorships, as a runner, I’ve had the opportunity to test new products. Sometimes for free and other times with a discount. Almost of all them, I’ve continued to use.
- I’ve Inspired/Helped Others.
Even as a non-runner, I’ve always felt it was important to give back. I’ve adopted families at holiday times and mentored a young mother.
But as a runner, there have been so many more opportunities. I’ve tried to take advantage of many of them.
- I’ve Met Some Awesome Inspiring People.
It is amazing how great runners are. They are encouraging, selfless, strong, forgiving, supportive… I could go on and on. And I couldn’t possibility put photos of all those that I’ve become friends with – both virtually and in person.
So it seems fitting to end with an edited version of the Irish Blessing:
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind always be at your back,
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies: