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