Once in my early twenties, I went for a horseback ride. A group of my friends decided to go and when I told my mom, she asked if she could come. We got to the stables, saddled up, climbed aboard and set off for a lovely, evening trail ride. Then, about halfway through our ride, we decided to run the horses a bit. My horse stumbled on a large rock and I went face first into the ground. NOTE TO SELF: BREAK FALL WITH HANDS NOT FACE!
“Running is a mental sport and we’re all insane” ~bumper sticker on my car. I think it is safe to say that the majority of healthy adults could finish a marathon. Maybe they couldn’t run the whole way or qualify for Boston, but they could finish. So why has only approximately .5% of the US population actually accomplished this goal? It isn’t because their bodies can’t do it, it’s because their MINDS think they can’t. A marathon is run with strong legs, healthy lungs, pumping arms, a clear mind and an open heart.
Everyone runs for a different reason. What started for me as a way to lose weight has become a way of life. There are many different reasons why I love to run, here are my Top Ten:
“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” — Vince Lombardi I spent a lot of time writing and re-writing this blog. I tried to be funny, creative, smart and inspirational all at the same time, but it just sounded so phony. If there is one thing I pride myself on, it is my authentic nature. So, I hit delete and started over. Here’s the deal. When I weighed over 300 pounds, I was constantly telling myself two “truths”.