It’s true that I haven’t always been in love with my life. My job. My city of residence
which is far away from my family. However, running has taught me to appreciate the little things. It has given me an avenue with which I can process life. Destress. Regroup. Recharge.
If you don’t run
then I’m not sure why you are reading this unless you are my mother, you may not understand what I’m trying to say. You possibly think that running actually makes a person tired when in fact it actually recharges the “battery”. It makes me feel alive. It gives me a sense of self. It gives me time to think. It gives me peace. Possibly you can find this thru another activity but that isn’t the case for me.
I also find the running gets me outside in the sun far more often then if I were NOT running. I go out during lunch at times and just cruise the city of Chicago. It’s a bit of “stolen” time that helps me feel free. Less like I’m
always tied to a desk and more like I actually have a life that I enjoy. It also enables me to see MORE of the city than if I were just strolling along. Today I hit the lakefront trail to see how the lake faired after yesterday’s nasty storm. Apparently it’s still angry and expelling that energy.
A few friends and I “might” be doing a swim clinic down at Ohio Street Beach tomorrow, so I wanted to take a peak and see how it looked. Rough. Really rough. Hope it calms down by tomorrow!!
So a 5.5 mile jaunt thru the city and on the lakefront trail at lunch left me happy and smiling again. Loving life. Loving my job
almost. Loving the city of Chicago. I encourage you to steal a bit of time for yourself to recharge your batteries …….. in any way that you are able.
** Love YOUR Life ** Amanda – TooTallFritz ** email@example.com **
I know exactly what you mean, no other sport or activity gives me the feeling running does. That lake front trail looks beautiful. Good luck on your swimming tomorrow.
Thanks! I’m counting on the wetsuit to help me surf those waves! 🙂
On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM, TooTallFritz
How do you not get all completely gross after a lunch run and have to go back to work? What are your secrets? That’s why I don’t do it!
I use the ShowerPill wipes! Best product EVER for lunch runs!!!
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Well said about how running “recharges the batteries.” So true!
Totally with you!
What a good reminder! A wise friend once said–it doesn’t matter where you are so long as you’re with people you love. 🙂
What a happy post, I love it! I really need to get on board with these runches! We should start a group!
Glad I ran into your blog! What a great post, and bunch of motivational posts! 🙂
I love this post. God bless running and god bless Chicago! Gosh, I love this place!!! Go Hawks!
Great post…running ramps up the circulation…move the blood around faster…good things happen…muscles, organs and brain get more blood flow…no wonder the mind clears or you get your best ideas during or just after a run. Not good to live life in the same ole gear..and running, biking, swimming…are great ways to kick-in to higher gear.
SO TRUE! Running is always hard but my life is so much easier because of it and, as you point out, it allows me to see my favorite city in a whole new way! #lovetherun