My ride to my first long run since December said this to me this morning. I sat there and gave the appropriate giggle and wondered for a second. Is it true? Am I running away from something? And the truth is yes, sometimes I am. I run to clear my mind and get some fresh oxygen running through my veins. I run to not hear anyone crying for a little while. I run to do something that is just just just for me. But, I also am running towards a bigger goal. I run to be a fresh and energetic mama to my little ones. I run to be in a better mood when my patient man comes home at the end of the day. I run so that my boys can see how important I believe fitness is. But, I suppose mostly I run because I just love it.
Today I ran with a group that reminded me just of the group I ran with in Flagstaff now and then; NATRA. There were all different levels but everyone shared the passion for a good run early in the morning. We all know about the runners high and we love it. I hope to join them again sometime soon. It felt so darn good to run that far I cant tell you. I feel completely refreshed.