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?
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21 thoughts on “A love letter to my BFF, Running”
I also used running in high school and college just to stay in shape! If I were writing a love letter to running it would probably sound pretty desperate right now…lately running has not been loving me back!
It’s so funny, if you were to look at many of our relationships with running, you would be all, well, this is abusive. AND YET. Right now running is being good to me. I will take that and run with it!
This is exactly what I would say to running, too. Hell yes it’s time for some PRs! Do it!!
Awww, this is so sweet!
I think I would thank it for all its gifts, yet ask if all those little aches & pains were really necessary?
I love this! We share many of the same thoughts and feelings about running. Those day’s that I “cheat” on running with strength training or spin class, I too wish I was running. Guess it’s time to get this blog written and finally link up!
Thanks for all you’ve added to my life and more. I wish I had gotten to know you sooner. Still, I hope we have a long life together.
I love your love letter! I’ve never written a letter to running but running has done so much for me and has become one of my greatest passions. I hope you get that PR!
This is beautiful and perfect for Valentine’s Day! One of the things that I love about running is just that…everyone’s journey to running is different yet everyone does fall in love with running for the same reasons!
Damn good question! Dear Running, we sure have a love / hate relationship. I love ya because you made me into a physical machine. I hate ya too because you fool all my running buddies. You make them look extremely healthy and skinny which makes them think they are invincible and can gobble down beers. However, these poor souls are gravely mistaken. We only see their beautiful face. We don’t get to see their liver nor kidneys. You old sneaky Running you. But I will always love you Running because as I age I don’t believe there will be much competition left in my age group. And that is why I am hot for you Running. All my Love, Someone who is not one bit fooled by Big Alcohol.
Oooh you make that PR sound so…..dirty! 😀
I love how “racy” you make a PR sound. 🙂
Sweet letter… I’d say some of the same things… running is just making me so happy right now.
Super cute! Running has not been so lovey dovey to me lately
We have been going steady for more than 10 years, and I thought you would be faithful forever (or a long time, anyway). But over the last couple years you have become fickle. You hurt me with a strain, or pull, or tear, and we take a break. Then we get back together, and just when things are really going well, there you go again! Another separation…and I see other sports, like cycling and elliptical for a while. I’ll admit, cycling has my heart a little bit… but I still want to get back together with you. Can’t we patch things up? Can’t we give it another try? (Actually, I think you and me and cycling could make a fine threesome.) I’ll be waiting for you…in my super hot Saucony running tights.
It’s why I signed up for another marathon. Dammit. Running does it to us every time.
Aw, that’s so sweet!
Running can be everything (and it can also be so cruel and heartless), but it’s a relationship worth holding on to.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your running!
Yes we should go for a PR this year! Taking up running is the best thing I have ever done! I cheat on running with yoga, I think running understands 🙂
and as silly as it can feel to me some days THIS is why I adore the walking.
I like your running note. I am complete opposite I hardly ran in High School and never ran in College.
I think this is a super cute idea! I’ve been on and off with running in the last three years- I guess my goal this year is to make it more of an “on” thing!