Enjoying Life one RUN at a Time

Happy National Running Day

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This morning I realized that it is national running day today. Of course, I had to take part, which included a five-mile run with some abs and arms added on later. I’m really not used to running in this warm weather. Where did my 50 degree weather go?

I also that I would take the time to document what running has given me through the past couple of years…

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1. A sport that I don’t have to be coordinated with. This is such good news to me! I see myself as the picture of grace and poise, but I know in reality, I am far from that. That is one reason I like running. No coordination required!

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2. The ability to eat bagels earlier than most people wake up in the morning. Carbs make me run faster.

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3. Some pretty awesome socks.

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4. Lots of fun ‘jewelry’ (aka race medals)

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5. A passion for racing.

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6. Strange eating habits.

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7. A lot of fun workout clothes and race jerseys.

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8. Some pretty awesome sock and Garmin tan lines.

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9. A love for the treadmill.

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10. Mental toughness and confidence.

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11.  Patience through injuries.

12. A way  that I really enjoy to stay in shape.

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13. An excuse to wear 3 different colors at one time.

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14. Special memories with my parents, friends, and Landon.

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15. Dedication even when the going gets tough.

16. Strength that I never knew I had.

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17. A passion for healthy living.

18. Goals and desires to have them accomplished.

19. Better mental clarity, energy, and focus.

20. That fabulous runner’s high.

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21. Some great dates with Landon. My favorite runner buddy.

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22. Great tans and bleached hair.

I am so thankful that the Lord gives us the ability to use our bodies in ways that are glorifying to Him. Running is a great gift and in the words of Eric Liddell…

” I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

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