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.