February's theme for #RunThisYear is #RunLove. I love this theme. Thinking through all the reasons why we love to run. Just a few to throw out there off the top of my head---it is a mental release for me. It is where I can encounter Jesus. It is where I can pray, think, clear my head. It is where I can take a deep breath of fresh air. It is where I can worship. I have found that my body craves a run. It's a stress reliever. This may sound weird, but it is for "me." I have 30 minutes (minimum) by myself. :) I love the challenge. I love having the goal. I love completing one goal and then immediately going after another one. You cross one finish line and you are ready for the next one! I have now entered into the realm of pushing my body a little bit harder to be a little bit better--to go a little bit harder...and totally fascinated by other runners who push the limits. The best part I have found of being a runner? The community that you become a part of when you become a runner!
So tell me! What do you love about running? What gets you to go out there when it is so, so cold outside? What makes you run ridiculous miles over and over again on a treadmill? Tell me and share it using the hashtag:
Speaking of LOVE...Happy Valentines Day my friends! I hope you each had a great day! Ours was filled with beautiful family time and the things that are okay to bend the "rules" for a day (donuts, take out, picnics, cuddles, & movies on the living room floor!).