Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Friday, September 23, 2011

All Heart

At a running club fundraiser last weekend, a friend (Hi Ali!) asked how I keep motivated to run so much.  So many thoughts went through my mind -- the awesome taste of Gu, the acquired calluses on my feet, bonking ...  Ha ha!  Just kidding!  I actually didn't know how to answer her except that I just love it.  There is something so worthwhile about starting each day with a run.  Even if I am just going out for a few miles, it is worth getting up and going.  I love how running makes me feel.  I feel much more alert and motivated when I get back from a run -- ready for a productive day.  Not to mention, I sometimes get back from running before a lot of people even get up.  Running seems to buy me bonus hours each day.  I also feel like my metabolism is up after a run.  I could eat a doughnut, but one healthy choice often leads to another.  It only seems right to eat a healthy breakfast after a good run.  My mood is also elevated after a good run, which is very helpful on school days when time is of the essence.  Then there are the physical and social benefits of running.  I like feeling strong and fit, and I get to spend some quality time with friends.  What is there to not love about running?!?  Running rocks!  Period.  Or maybe exclamation point.  ;)

P.S.  It is also helpful to have a race on the calendar -- like the WHM!  :) 

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