Sunday, June 01, 2014
I hope this is ok; I copied and pasted my response to a thread on another site. The topic was "things that make you really happy."
Working out...especially running. I love exploring new places, but I also love running near my parents' place, where I ran thousands of miles in high school and during breaks in college. I love the hills that I used to curse for being too steep, the paths I ran swearing under my breath because they were rough, the path along the river because it was so humid and smelled fishy in the heat. The roads I told myself I would never run again once I had other options. But I keep going back and I feel like I've never left, and I know that I am the same girl I was when I felt those roads under my feet as a teenager, and I feel that Im on the same journey I began then.
Today Runner's World tweeted that a 91-y/o finished the Rock and Roll marathon in a record 7:07:42. I want that to be me someday. And when people say, "look at that old lady still running!" I will laugh and answer, "'Still?' oh no, baby, I'm just getting started."