I have a Big Birthday this September. So, I wanted to do something this summer that would shake up my life a little in celebration. I signed up for a marathon and convinced one of my best friends to run it with me.
Except, I’m not a runner. And, even though I *wanted* to do it, I kept dressing in my workout clothes every morning to run to work, but would think about it over pizza for breakfast and decide to drive or walk instead.
One day earlier this summer, I was leaving my daughter’s daycare, dressed in my running clothes of course. One of the other moms asked me, “Are you going for a run?”
And before I could snort something like, “Not really, just dressing the part,” she said, “You are so lucky. I wish I worked close enough to run to work. It’s such a beautiful day, too.”
I ran to work that day and have trained ever since. Instead of thinking how much I hate the act of running, I now think about how grateful I am that I have the time, the health, the commute, and the family support to do it. There are definitely moments in every run where I lose sight of this and have to rely on my workout mix to get me through, but I ultimately tap back into the greater purpose of why I decided to run a marathon in the first place: to celebrate living.
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