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!