The Thankful For Running Post

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It’s that time of year…right?

So why am I thankful to running?

  • for how much HEALTHIER I am

I hardly even get sick. It’s very rare that I even get a cold. (knock on wood) If I ever feel rundown or tired, I just go for a run and that feeling disappears. Running is my Energy/Vitamin source.

  • for how much YOUNGER I feel.

This may sound corny but I sometimes forget that I am 66 years old when I am running.  I often run faster than runners half my age.  And often slower than runners older than me. So I guess Running is my fountain of youth.

running with my 30-something Russian friends.

  • for how many awesome PEOPLE I HAVE MET since I started running.

I have met them by joining running groups, at races, through social networking and through other runners. In other words, Running has become part of my Social Life.

  • for how CONFIDENT running has made me feel.

I am not athletic.  I never played a sport growing up.  In fact, I am very clumsy.  Imagine my surprise when I won my first age group.  I tell people that I am not fast but it depends who shows up at a race.  My speed is not bad “for my age.”  Running has filled my empty Trophy Case.

  • for the PLACES running has taken me.

Yes, all my vacations involve races.  As a result, I have traveled to Philly, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Montreal, Paris and more!! Running is actually my Travel Agent.

  • for the STRENGTH running has given me.

I have done things that I never thought possible.  Run 13.1 miles? Who me?

Run a marathon? Now way, Jose!

I have been able to push through pain and not give up on things that seemed too hard. Yes to running through injuries, hills, running in the rain, heat and sub zero temps. Running is my Kryptonite.

VCM even though it was cancelled due to extreme temps

Yes to NYC…my first marathon!!

  • for getting me OUTDOORS

I am sure that if I weren’t a runner, I would read more, watch TV more maybe even cook or clean more often.

But it’s running that drives me out of my house early on the weekend mornings and out of my office at the end of a long work day.  Running is my Vitamin D.

So I’ll end with the following in addition to my wish to all those reading this post to have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving (and fun Turkey Trot so you are so inclined):

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There is a link-up organized by Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).

Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these ladies and you should too.

I’m linking also up with Coaches Corner–Debbie and Marc.

and Wild Workout Wednesday with Nicole, Annmarie, Jen, and Michelle.

Happy Running! How are you thankful for running?  Are you running a Turkey Trot this week?


10 thoughts on “The Thankful For Running Post

  1. YOU said it all! Total agreement with everything. I also never seem to be sick and have never felt so “young” or energetic as I have in recent years. Running is kind of like an anti-aging pill LOL

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    • I’ve been there…that is the injury-induced non-running and I really missed my friends. I am sure you will be back out there again. Hope it’s sooner than later.


  2. I love your attitude! I never would have thought you were 66 years old. You inspire me to get out there and move. I hope when I am your age that I can be just as active. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family!


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