Today is one of my favorite days of the year, and this time it’s gone global! Every year on the first Wednesday in June runners come together to celebrate their love for the sport. I first learned of this holiday in 2014, so this is my third year “celebrating” (which means posting about my love of running and of course going for a run!) You can read my other posts here and here.
In 2014 I shared my running journey, from how I started running to how I got into running marathons. Last year I created a few questions about running for myself and others to answer. So this year, I thought I would talk about what running has taught me.
Running has taught me…
…to be patient
….to never give up
….that things do get easier if you work hard
…that pain passes
…if you always wait for the “perfect” conditions, you will never get anything accomplished
…to believe in myself
…how to be competitive but also supportive of others
…that the view from the top is worth the climb
…the tough days make the good days that much better
…you can always make time in your schedule if you REALLY want to get something done
…that I am lucky to have found something so positive that I enjoy so much
…to appreciate the changing seasons
…to respect the things that are out of my control
…to be strong
…there is no better way to explore a new place than by running
…that as much as you can try, you can’t be in control of everything. And that’s ok.
There are probably about a million more things, but that’s all I will include for now. I hope you celebrate with a great run today!
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What has running taught you?
How are you celebrating global running day this year?