The truth is I love running and everything that is encompassed.
Nine times out of ten, the life of a runner is not glorious. Most nights I have ice on some part of my leg, just taking precaution to ensure a long career full of miles. My feet hurt 99% of the time. I am tired 99% of the time. I am terrified of where my running is ultimately going to take me and if it is all going to be worth it. At the end of the day, as I lay in bed with ice on both Achilles, I can’t help but to smile.
I smile because I love what I do.
I love coming back after an injury knowing that I am stronger than I was before. Physically I am out of running shape but mentally I am tougher. I have trained my mind to work through difficult times. There will be races in the future which will mentally be more brutal than physiologically. Every down fall I have encountered is only fueling me towards success.
I love attending races not only to race myself, but to watch others compete in what they love to do. I love watching their faces as they cross the finish line. 99% of the times I guarantee the tears are due to defeat or some negative aspect of the sport. But then you see it, the smiles and tears of joy. Complete satisfaction. Parents and loved ones are racing to the finish line to great their athlete. You can’t help but to smile yourself as you watch the reactions of those around you.
That one smile sends you over the edge. It is so contagious and give you enough positive energy to boost you onward to you own undertakings. Call it endorphin’s if you must, but the power of true happiness is remarkable. You are the creator of your own happiness. By surrounding yourself around what you love, you will control your own happiness. We all deserve to be happy. Just remember sometimes happiness includes 2 ice packs on each leg.
And sometimes happiness is merely playing PUG-OF-WAR!!!
The Lady’s team won their home meet!! On the Men’s side, we had a 3rd place overall finisher. EXCITING!!!!
Those were the smiles I am talking about!! It was a successful day! I am super proud of all the runners and am so thankful to be apart of this amazing group of people!