I’m a runner. I love pounding the road with friends while the rest of the world sleeps. It all started 16 years ago when my weight ballooned to 260 lbs and one of my greatest friends in this life, Robert Blevins, introduced me to running. Sixteen years later, I’m still running strong … and about 60 lbs lighter.
This weekend a big group of Childress runners are heading to Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon. I’m going to run Sunday’s race in Robert’s memory. Everyone needs a Robert in their life.
All this got me to thinking about the different lessons that running has taught me. Here are 9 things …
- Running has taught me that hard work brings rewards.
- Running is a lot like life, occasionally you’ll eat a bug whether you want to or not.
- Running has taught me that I run not to live a long life, but to live well while I’m alive.
- Running has taught me that when I go running it’s NEVER good to dress like this guy.
- While running, I’ve learned how to blow snot out of my nose without even slowing down my pace.
- Running has taught me that watching my figure keeps Lea watching my figure.
- Running has taught me that I can go anywhere by simply putting one foot in front of the other.
- Running has taught me (the hard way) to always watch out for cars.
- Running, much like life, is much easier when someone is cheering you on.