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run thankfully

What inspires you to run, and keep running? Doctor’s orders, staying fit, your competitive nature, that upcoming race, desire to lose weight, quality time with loved ones, meeting new friends, injury rehab, cross training, clearing your mind, or some other reason?

My simple reason: I hope to be able to run again tomorrow. That’s it. I know there will come a day when I’m unable to run anymore. I don’t know when that day will come, or what the reason will be. So I choose to be incredibly thankful for today’s run. This mindset helps me in the long term – never too high or too low. Having a great run? Don’t overdo it, there are more runs to go this week. Having an especially moody slog? Push through it, this has happened before, and what am I going to do, anyway? Complain about being able to run? Not I.

What keeps you going? I’m interested to hear your motivations and reasons to keep putting in the miles. Whatever your reasons, try to add regular helpings of thankfulness to your runner’s diet.

thankful runner (image credit 123rf.com)

Thanks for reading. I hope you have a great run today!

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