Thursday, May 5, 2011

Many Thanks

I would just like to say a big thank you to Amanda, who has a very sweet soul, and all of the others that have stopped by my blog recently. Wowzers is all I can say, I am speechless and moved by all of your kind comments and positive feed back to my last posting. You all know just the right things to say to make a gal feel even more blessed, so thank you for your blog love and following my random rantings.

All that being said, I want people to know that I am a normal gal with a normal job that does laundry, cleans toilets, and worries about retirement and paying bills just like everyone else. Running for me is a time that brings my spirit alive and makes me feel uninhibited and free . I don't buy into information that says runners have to have a certain look, come from certain backgrounds, or that they are persons with bodies that are destined for specific movements. Most runners will never finish first in a race, they won't make enough money to live in fancy houses or drive luxury cars from their sport, and world records will just be a standard for the determination of what an elite athlete is. This is true for me too, I have never EVER won a race, the only money I ever won in a race was $50 for coming in 3rd place which basically covered the cost of the race, and by the time I finish a marathon people like Shalane Flanagan and Khalid Khannouchi are well recovered and moving on with their day.

My story is no more inspiring or special then anyone else, I'm just a gal that joined the track & field team in 7th grade so that I could temporarily escape my awkwardness for awhile and hasn't stopped since. I know that my running doesn't define me and that it is just something I do that brings me appreciation for all of the great things that I have been blessed with in my life. So thank you again for visiting my blog and finding interest in my weird life, I am looking forward to making it to all of your blogs and hearing your stories.



Miles will send you all a check in the mail for making me feel extra special and giving him a few nights off of snuggling up to me.

13 comments:

  1. I think it is definitely important to know why you run, but not let it run your life either. Running can be super intense at times, so it is important to do it for yourself and for your own reasons. I know I lose my perspective sometimes and think, "Holy crap, what am I doing?! I'll never be a great runner."
    And you know, maybe I won't ever be a "great" runner, but I can be the greatest runner that I can be, and that is good enough for me. :)

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  2. Hehe, that is the awesome thing about blogging community.. Little comments that make your day a little brighter! and just getting to connect with others who don't mind endless running chatter

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  3. For me, running has helped me find myself. And part of finding myself has been finding out that I am a whole lot more than just a runner and a student...there is a huge life to live. And it is a wonderful life that can be full of running and family and school and friends. It's good to know we are all just trying to make it through life :)

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  4. runners are the best people! look forward to following.

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  5. Wow! I had no idea your followers went up by so many! This is awesome on several accounts. 1. That they get to meet you via the blog world and read your wonderful words! 2. Love that so many of these people took my opinion and came here to follow you too! This makes me happy. ;) :)

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  6. Britt, I just love reading all that you have to say. i think you're a fantastic example and inspiration! xx

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  7. The little comments always make things better!! Amanda is totally awesome and anyone she tells me I should follow, I will! Glad I found your blog!

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  8. awww, what a sweet post! i always look forward to new posts from you.

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  9. i love this post and the last post! you are definitely one of my real life running idols! i started running in 7th grade when i joined the xc team too... but my heart wasn't in it back then. luckily it is now! have a great weekend! xo

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  10. So glad I found your blog! And, I'll run (on Lake Shore Drive) vicariously through you! :) It's one of my most favorite runs ever (and I'd live in Chicago if I could just handle the winter...)

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  11. Hey, I am a new follower. Great blog. Damn your fast! And your blog is very inspirational. Thank you!

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  12. This is wonderful. I love how supportive runners are no matter how fast their PRs or what size their body is. It is such a wonderful community and I'm really thankful to be a blogger friend of yours! :)

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  13. I'm with I run like a girl - love the pic at the top. My Aunt lives on Lake Shore Drive.

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