Sunday, May 22, 2011

For The Love Of The Run

This morning I headed out for my first run since the marathon.  I was really looking forward to this run for a few reasons.  I was running with Mellisa, Kim, and Deb, I needed the run, and I was simply out there for the love of the run.  No time goals, no distance goals just running with friends!  In the end I ran 8.40 miles and felt great even though it was pouring rain for a lot of the run.  Today's run was thoroughly enjoyable and it reminded me why I started running again in the first place.  I run because I am passionate about it.  I run for my health.  I run to set an example for my children.  I run to spend time with my friends.  I run to meet new people.  I run for the memories.  And most importantly I was reminded today that I run for FUN!!

To share my passion with my children

To beam with pride when my daughter asks me to run a 5k with her
To finish what you started

To realize that you are in it together no questions asked
To spend time with  my friends

To help a friend achieve their goals
To shoot for the stars and have a story to tell
To meet new people

To keep running fun

For the love of the run!

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Wait, it seems someone hacked into Jodi's account and blogged for her :-)
    I'm happy to see that the old Jodi (not in age, but in spirit) is back.
    You're gonna get that goal in Cbus and you're gonna get that goal next year....and why? Just like your last line says...
    You're simply the best and you inspire people (ok, it technically says me, but I adjusted) :-)

    Run for fun...and then enjoy life

  2. What a great inspirational post! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Glad you were able to get back out there and enjoy that run with great people!! :)

  4. So True!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!! I needed that today. Hugs...

  5. Loved all the reminders about why we run! Thanks, Jodi! :):)

  6. Aw, what a fun post! I can't wait until my son is old enough to run with me. I love already that he asks me about running. :)