I love running. This is the first year, where from the very beginning, I’ve been able to say that. It’s my happy place, my therapist, my meditation, and my confidence boost.
Although I’ve been blogging since February, it’s only been within the last few months that I’ve started sharing my blog posts with my friends and family. I had wanted to keep it fairly separate, but after realizing my friends actually read it, decided to more openly share it on my personal Facebook page. I’ve shared recipes, running stories, and even convinced someone to join the Holiday Shred (Lisa, do you hate me yet?), and have reconnected with people because of it.
Monday, when I revealed my ChallengeLoop with Karen for the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak, the first several people to sign up were my friends. While I love my Twitter and blog run family, I’m beyond excited to share running with friends who remember me from college parties more than the student gym.
So a day before Thanksgiving, I’m following in Ashley’s lead and sharing some thanks for running:
I love that I cans share a new love of my own with friends who have run since we first met, some 10, 12, 14 years ago, while others are still finding their spark with it.
What running thanks do you have this year?
Do you share running with friends who knew you before you became a runner?
Are you Streaking with us?