I’ve had thoughts rolling around in my head for some time now. There are people in my life that don’t quite get what I do or why I do it. No worries…it’s not my bride! I’ve been running for 30 years now. It’s made me who and what I am as a person, shaped my very foundation from which I build my entire life! I live and breathe running on a regular basis and will until I take my last breath in this world.
While some may not understand this, I will never force it upon you. I will never expect you to throw on a pair of running shoes and get out there on the road with me. I ask only that you accept me for who and what I am…a Runner! I have always kept my mind open to others choices and allowed them to do as they chose with their lives. I fail to understand why my passion is a problem? What is it about running that upsets some so much? Is it the time that I commit? Is it that I talk about running or my running gear too much? I know that there are other runners out there that share these same feelings. You may have an un-supportive spouse or significant other. You may have a jealous sibling or co-worker. These people just don’t get who we are and probably never will.
I try to keep my postings on the positive side and I’ll do my best to spin this one back around after all this venting…lol! I share this with others so that they don’t feel alone. I want others that run or work out or whatever it is that makes you…you, to never stop! Don’t stop being who you are for anyone! Believe in the power of you! I want everyone to be strong and continue to live your lives in the most positive fashion. Let the negative that tries to find its way in just roll off!
I’m fighting to maintain relationships that I’m beginning to believe will never be. I’m pushed aside and made to feel that I’m doing something wrong. Well, I’ve done nothing wrong and I won’t apologize for my life. Running saved me! Running saved my very soul and gave me direction and strength! It has shown me that I’m capable of doing anything!
My head is clear now…lol! I wish only the best for each and every one of you. For some of you, these words may hit home more than ever! I know others feel the same. Take some satisfaction in knowing that this runner shares in that journey. Know that when you go out and hit the road, you’re not alone! There are days when I can actually see some of the words of encouragement running through my head from postings or text messages. I hold onto the positive and let the rest just fall from my body like the sweat running down my arms. Feel proud when you say to someone “I am a runner!” I know that I am and when I’m out there on that road…I’m home!