What Does Running Mean to You?
I think that this comment that I left on another runner’s blog post, that she posted about having an injury, seeing a doctor and not being able to run now, pretty much sums up where I am going with my running and blogging.
I went through this back in 2011 and allowed myself to get over 200 pounds and didn’t feel like me until I started running again. My most recent injury to my Achilles tested this again, but this time, I knew that I would be back. Running is a part of who we are, it is not an add-on or something that we do to be popular, make money or go places, it is just a part of our lives that we miss when we cannot do it.
At least that is how I feel about being able to run or not. I have changed my focus back to being a runner and getting back to telling that story, instead of all the other things that seemed to come along with the online identities and communities that we have become a part of. I wish you well on your appointment and hopefully you will be back out pounding the pavement or hitting the trails sooner than later.
Take a quick look at the reasons you run and what you want from your running, is it meshing with what you are getting now? Just a thought.
This is something that I urge us all to do from time-to-time.
However, instead of the usual “Why do we run?” question that seems to get asked all the time, I am going to change the question slightly to:
- What are the reasons that you run?
- What makes running an important part of your life?
- Are you focusing on those things or have peripheral reasons taken on too much importance?
I will be very interested to hear your responses. If you want, either write a post on your blog and add the link in the comments or just comment below.
I will write out my answers later this week, but a big hint, it has a lot to do with me creating this new blog.