I love... that there is such a thing as an easy 5 mile run.
I love... that my idea of a 'splurge' is a device that will help me train smarter while continuing to set and achieve tangible achievable goals. (I don't love that it arrived not working, but we're going to fix that).
|Garmin Forerunner 305 (arrived broke, but fixing that)|
I love... that I have a 5k in 12 days and instead of lamenting how unprepared I am but convincing myself to run it anyway, I'm pushing myself to prove that I can break a personal record (PR) that I set 6 years ago.
I love... that today I ran the fastest 5k I have in 6 years outside with rolling hills. Just 11 seconds faster, and I will have that PR.
I love... that I can have awful runs and bounce back. I love redemption runs.
I love... that I run for me, and no one else. It's not about being skinny, losing weight, or anything else. It's about me, setting goals and accomplishing them. It's about figuring out what I need to succeed. It's about the freedom that getting strong, healthy, and happy gives me.
I love... that every day I run, I feel happier, stronger, and more like me.
I love... running. Not just the after-run feeling anymore. I love it while I'm doing it. It makes me smile. And I love that.