Happy Valentine’s Day! Today on Tuesdays on the Run, we are talking about things we love about running. I’m not really the love letter type, but I figured today would be a good day to let running know how I feel about it.
Here we are again on Valentine’s Day. Another year has come and gone and we’ve been exclusive for a lot of years now . It took us a while to really get together. I mean, I really just used you in high school and college. It was all about the end result – fitting into my jeans. I didn’t care about the good things you could do for my heart or my lungs or even my brain. I just used you to make myself look good. I even left you for a few years while I hung out with lifting and the elliptical.
But you stuck around. And you were there for me when I needed you. You propped me up through postpartum depression. You provided a much needed energy source when I was sleep deprived with young kids. You gave me a break when being a stay at home mom was more than I could handle.
We’ve settled into a nice rhythm. We spend time together nearly every day. It’s quality time. Nice and easy and comfortable. Sometimes we spend hours together at a time. And it’s just feels so safe and right.
But I’m feeling antsy. I want some excitement. I want to go fast. To feel the wind in my hair. To feel my heart race again.
You gave me a taste this past weekend. You made me feel so good and hurt so bad at the same time. And I loved it. And I want more. And I may have to cheat on you a bit with some planks and the rowing machine.
What do you say running? Should we go for a PR this year? Please tell me you want it too.
Love you forever,
What would you say if you wrote a love letter to running?