Monday, June 9, 2014

I Run 4

Through a friend, I learned about the program, I Run 4, where runners are paired with individuals that are unable to run. The runners dedicate their runs to their coaches and interact through Facebook. As soon as I heard about it, I loved the premise of it. I have been running for fours years, and I joke around with my husband that the following quote fits me so well:

I know I'm not the fastest, nor even close to being fast. Despite that, running is my 'me' time, it gives me time to think, enjoy the scenery, and just get outside and feel alive (or indoors I suppose, when the weather doesn't cooperate). And after several years of running, I do notice myself getting restless when I'm not running regularly and after a bad day, even when I think I feel like not running, I know as soon as I start running, I will feel better and be in a better mood. I am extremely grateful that I am able to run and love that I will be able to dedicate my runs to someone that is unable to. Currently, there is ~3000 person waiting list for runners, so it will be several weeks before I am matched but I am looking forward to it. Until then, I will be participating in one of the virtual races the program is sponsoring and beginning to collect racing swag for my future buddy.  :)