I AM A RUNNER

For those of you who have known me the majority of my life, there is no question to you that I am a runner.  I have always been a runner and, God willing, I will always be a runner.  There have been periods in my life where I have lost focus and/or was too busy livin’ the life just not able/willing to schedule fitness into my life but I was still a runner.    There are some people who met me during those nonproductive crazy times that think I have now “changed” and am obsessed, or even crazy, because I have running so high on my current priority list.  To those people, I say, I AM A RUNNER.

  • I do not have screaming children because I run; I run because I have screaming children.
  • I AM A RUNNER
  • I do not have a messy house because I run; I run because I have a messy house.
  • I AM A RUNNER
  • I do not need sanity because I run; I run because I need sanity.
  • I AM A RUNNER
  • I do not want to explore nature because I run; I run because I want to explore nature.
  • I AM A RUNNER
  • I do not appreciate life because I run; I run because I appreciate life.
  •  I AM A RUNNER
  •  I do not love my kids more than life because I run; I run because I love my kids more than life.
  • I AM A RUNNER
  • I do not attempt to stay calm, cool & collected because I run; I run because I want to stay calm, cool & collected.
  • I AM A RUNNER
  •  I do not view life as an adventure because I run; I run because I view life as an adventure.
  • I AM A RUNNER
  • I do not run because I TRI; I TRI because I run.
  • I AM A RUNNER
  • I do not run because I blog; I blog because I run.
  • I AM A RUNNER 

Yesterday I was a runner.  Today I am a runner.  Tomorrow I will be a runner.  I will run in the rain.  I will run in the snow.  I will run in the freezing temps.  I will run in the scorching heat.  I will run on my birthday.  I will run on Mother’s Day.  I will run on my anniversary.   I will run on vacation.  I AM A RUNNER.

Are you a runner too?  Do you have people in your life who will never understand WHY you run?  Or why you are a runner?  Who make fun of you and others in your life who run?  What would you like to say to all of those non-runners who don’t understand?

I.AM.A.RUNNER.                                                                                                                               Amanda – TooTallFritz

 

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