I had a lovely Friday and Saturday filled with running-related fun, and with running friends from near and far. The finale was the Seattle Rock N Roll Half Marathon, which was a new course that was more hilly than I had anticipated. Around Mile 11, I just wanted to be done and in my flip flops, but once I finished and remembered that part of the race, I thought, Man. I just love to run. I just love running.
There’s something about flying low over the ground. Gliding. Pushing. Digging.
And there’s something about a race — especially one you are sharing with lots of friends. Seeing them on the course. Hearing your name from a friend in the crowd. Encouraging. Sharing. Smiling. Cheering.
When I think about the TOUGH moments of the race on Saturday — the hills — and how I pushed through them, it makes my heart beat faster.
I JUST LOVE RUNNING.
Do you just love running? Do you also get that “all aflutter” feeling when you think about running? Share why you love running in the comments.
(Race recap to come…)
This post made me smile, THANK YOU! This whole weekend was so fun, I want to do it again next weekend (except I want to run the half instead of the full!). It was so fun meeting / seeing everyone EVERYWHERE!
At this point, I love running a 10k with you. Halfs, not as much (since I fell back at mile 6.2ish). Your joy with running was evident. I want a do over.
Great spending time with you! I agree with Nicole!
Oh yes!! Me too!! I seem to think much clearer when I run, almost as if I have to only have meaningful thoughts since the rest of me is occupied with running 🙂
I love it as well….I didn’t embrace the hills but did push through! RUN HAPPY!
I love YOU!! Hehe.. the best part of the weekend were the laughs and fun.. the Running part was hard for me to be honest.. not sure what is going on with my body/mind but I hope to get “it” back soon.
See you soon.. I hope!
I get this feeling during a trail run, it’s so quiet and calm and beautiful. It makes me happy 🙂
I love this post as much as I love running.
There are a lot of ways to love running: it gives you a sense of accomplishment; it is a good way to stay healthy; and you get to enjoy with several like minded individuals. That’s only for starters.