Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I Choose

So here we are.  Here I am.  Marathon number 7.  Giddy up.  New race (Hartford).  New state (CT).  New adventure.  Same age category (35-39).  Same socks (New Balance).  Same awesome running partner (KH).  Why do I keep running marathons?  When I think about it, the main reasons never change.  I love to run.  I love the rush.  I love the challenge.  I love the pain.  I hate all those things, too, but not always and never at the same time.  Do I want the PR?  Hell, yeah!  But that's not my main goal this time around.  Through this training cycle, my mental state has shifted.  I have reached back and tapped into the simple joy of running.  On Saturday, I'm running to remind myself how lucky I am that I get to do this.  It's my choice.  I choose to train.  I choose to push myself.  I choose to do it again.  I choose.  I'm ready.  Let's ride!

Listen to this:
Black Out Days - Phantogram