I didn’t choose running. Running chose me. And in choosing me, it made one of the luckiest girls around. Today on Tuesdays on the Run, we are talking about luck and running. Are you a lucky runner? I know that I am.
When I started running, it served one purpose. And I’ll talk about that on Thursday when I write a throwback piece about why I run. But running really brought so much more to my life than I ever expected.
It’s brought me friends. Oh, so many friends. I can’t even imagine what my life would look like without the amazing runners I’ve met.
Its brought me so many opportunities:
Ambassadorships with many cool companies.
A trip to IMG Academy with Gatorade.
Managing packet pick up for the Nike Women’s Race.
The opportunity to be a blogger for the Runner’s World Festival.
A high five from Bart Yasso.
And most recently, an amazing job. Working ZOOMA Texas was the most fun I’ve ever had while working my butt off. There was so much about this weekend that was amazing, but one of the highlights was finally meeting all of the ambassadors I’ve been managing.
The cherry on top? I got to run the race. I started last and ended up the 40th finisher of the 10K (out of 209). I ran a 1:04 10K despite stopping to move a trash can and answer a question via text during the race. Plus it was crazy warm and humid and hilly. Yeah, I’m pretty happy with that run.
I know I could have an amazing life without running, but running has opened up some pretty amazing doors.
Do you consider yourself a lucky runner? Share your thoughts!
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14 thoughts on “Who knew running could bring me luck?”
It sounds like running has brought you so many great opportunities! I also feel lucky to be a runner. I know that so many things about my life would be different if I didnt run!
Since I’ve been fairly injury free throughout the years, I think I’ve been very lucky! And lucky enough that running has helped me meet some great people and travel to some fun places. So yeah- i never really thought about It, but yes- i feel lucky!
I consider myself lucky to be a runner!
That pic of you with Bart Yasso is still one of my favorites!
Sounds like Running has given you some awesome experiences! That Zooma Texas race alone sounds fantastic!
We have so grateful how running has given us much opportunity in the running community. From ambassadorships to race entries, to meeting such wonderful bloggers who we now considered great friends!
Running is a pretty amazing sport, isn’t it? I agree with all you said (well, I’m not a Zooma gal nor an ambassador for any fun clothing companies…yet), but the friends and all the great experiences are top notch!
Yes I agree. The best decision I ever made was to become a runner. I didn’t know it at the time that it would bring me more than the health benefits.
I couldn’t imagine my life without running. I tried it, after I graduated, and I hated it. I need it in my life to keep my mood up and be happy. All the extras are great, and I love it all.
I love this topic! I consider myself a lucky runner too, for many of the reasons you listed.
Well, maybe not quite as lucky as you, but running has definitely brought a lot to my life & I’m glad I gave it a chance, for sure!
Wow! You’ve had some amazing experiences because of running. I love all that!
I definitely consider myself a lucky runner. Running gave me the boost in self-confidence that I was really lacking. I was a whole different person when I laced up and headed out the door back in 2008. Running has shown me that I’m strong and capable and I’ve made some great friends over the years and I’ve run some amazing, and hard, races. I wouldn’t trade a minute of it, either. 🙂
Looks like running had brought a lot of amazing opportunities!
Yep, I consider myself pretty lucky too. Glad to hear the Texas race went well!
I love reflecting on how many awesome opportunities and people running has brought into my life too. It’s amazing how it can be so much more than logging miles.