3 years ago from this day, I started running. Okay, it wasn’t the very first time I had ever run of course (that would’ve been when I was toddler!), but 3 years ago from this day, I started running … and kept running. I mark February 17th on the calendar as my anniversary of starting to run all the time. By that I mean 6 times a week, just like I do even now. I fondly call it my Run-aversary. No matter how many people snicker and make fun of me when they hear about my special day, I think it’s quite a creative title and way more exciting than my “anniversary of starting to run.” Running is a huge part in my life, hence the reason I call myself a run-ner. Get it now? Good. So when I woke up this morning and went about my day, I thought, “Man, today is a big day. I should totally blog about it!” Yes. Yes, I really did have that thought pass through my head. So yes, I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a running nut. :-) As the day went on, I started thinking of lengthy, in-depth, and boring ways that I could relate the importance of my anniversary to you guys … but decided against that. I finally decided this, but of course, on my run. I decided that as much as I share my running experiences with others and can go into detail explaining a run, that I really didn’t need to. Don;t get too excited though, because I’m going to get on my soapbox for a bit and say something.
Running is important to me. No duh, right? I mean … I have a blog about it! I run everyday and it has changed me in every single aspect. From what I wear, to what I eat, when I sleep, who I hangout with, how I go about my day … And anything else that my life revolves around, running has changed it in some way. Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying those changes and becoming the person I want to be. Running is a freedom and every minute I’m out on the roads is a minute that I don’t regret spending. Okay, I’m going to get off my soapbox now, just had to get that out. Not too boring or maybe a little too passionate? Haha good.
Thinking about this as I ran, I decided that today’s blog would be (somewhat) short and to the point. I’ve run a few thousand miles in the past 3 years and tomorrow? Yeah. I’m going to add to that mileage bank. And if I ever stop running? Well, I’ll deal with that when it comes … but the goal is life. To run for as long as my body will carry me, and as long as I am still enjoying it. So watch out world, this is only my third Run-aversary out of many more to come. :-)
Until next time,