Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I run... (OliveToRun link up)

Did you know it's national run day? I didn't either until I read OliveToRun's blog post. 

I've decided to join in the fun and celebrate up here in Canada with my tempo run this morning. These runs always intimidate more than any other run. They are challenging but I know that my body is adapting, getting stronger and faster. 

I run for the endorphins. Endorphins make me happy. When I'm happy my day goes better. I have more patients. Little things don't stress me out. I function better at work. I have more energy to get through my day.

I run to find perspective. I can work through my projections and come to understand the other person's point of view. I meditate on oneness. I may not agree - but that's okay.

I run so I can reach my goal of finishing the SeaWheeze in under 2 hours with a smile on my face.

I run because it's good for me. Every run I'm breaking through my self imposed boundaries and becoming stronger than I ever thought possible. It's good for my well-being. It's how I take care of myself.

I run because it gets me outside. I'm happiest outdoors.

I run to create the woman I've always known I could be. Your life is not something you find, it's something you create.

Why do you run?


  1. First, olivetolinkup made my day ;) Second, another girl quoted legally blonde about endorphins in her post on the link up and I completely forgot about that quote. "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't." ;)

    1. I'd totally forgotten about the entire quote too! bahaha Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Love that - the woman I know I can be :) Awesome thought!

  3. I am fully regretting not trying to get into Sea Wheeze for the five hundredth time now :/ Best of luck for your sub-2, hope you kill it!!

    1. Thanks girl! There's always the 2015 SeaWheeze :-)