Saturday, June 26, 2010

Running Grateful

I used to run a lot for exercise in high school. It's one of the things that I love to do and, unfortunately, I've done it enough that my knees are probably my worst joints. This morning I woke up and it was so nice outside. I putzed around on the computer for a while before deciding that I was going for a run today. Because I haven't run in forever, I had to charge my mp3 player and update the songs on there.

Since I haven't run in a while, I alternated between running and brisk walking, to give myself a bit of a rest from time to time. I was probably out for about thirty minutes altogether, jogging around the block. Eventually I want to work up to running up the huge hill down the street, but I know that will take time.

Being able to do any physical activity to the point of sweating felt so good. By the time I was done, I had finished a whole liter of water and was dripping sweat. It was the best I've felt in a while.

I think that every person is running, metaphorically speaking. We're all headed towards a specific goal (the hill down the street, that master's degree, etc) or, at the very least, away from something (pain, depression, personal issues). We often get so busy running our marathons of lives that we don't stop and think about the things that we have that we should be grateful for.

I'm grateful that I got to run today. What are you grateful for?

3 comments:

  1. "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart"
    Celia Thaxter (American Poet, 1836-1894)

    I picked up on your blog about being grateful, and thought you might appreciate this quote.

    I am a new author of a book titled: When I Am Grateful
    It's a gift book that outlines the 'stuff' that can happen to us everyday and then reminds
    the reader how we can be grateful, even in the most challenging times.

    You can view a book video on my site which gives you a free peek.
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    Have a Grateful Day!

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  2. I dream about running again...

    I am grateful for the beautiful weather we are having! After June rained almost off and on all month, the weather being sunny and warm has uplifted my spirits so much!

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  3. Yay nice weather!

    I'm thinking running was a horrible idea now. I'm definitely paying for it. I wish everyone had the ability to run and be healthy :)

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