🍂Tis’ the Season to be Thankful🍁🍂🍁

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“I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.
We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.  .  .”  ~Maya Angelou

The truth is I’ve had a pretty amazing year and have so many reasons to be thankful. I think of thanksgiving as a time to count our blessings, for though they are many, sometimes we can get mired down in the nitty-gritty stuff that insidiously plants itself in our psyche, and causes us to forget the tremendous miracle that is life. For this reason this day is important; a day for us to consciously remember and actively express our gratitude to a God who is unmatched in His favor toward us.

My gratitude extends beyond being thankful for the amazing runs this year. Though I am indeed thankful for those, I am even more enamored with my journey via running: my travels, the people I’ve met, new friends I made, the development of my body – strength and endurance, how I was able to redefine my boundaries and limits, the ability to use running as a platform to impact lives and channel growth, change and inspiration and learning to see God everywhere. These are by far the more valuable things I am exceedingly grateful for this Thanksgiving and beyond.

I’d like to think that many of us who share a passion for the same sport have some of these things in common as well. And so, as we sit before our table today surrounded by loved ones, I pray that our hearts are as bountiful and overflowing as the spread before us and that we give thought and prayers to those who may not have the same opportunity to give thanks. We are blessed always to be a blessing my friends.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Celebrating 100 Running Posts


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Back when I came up with the idea for this blog in 2012, I did so with the idea of sharing my passion for excellent health: running and exercise, while encouraging anyone who would care to listen to give it a try. Today, my goal is no different; I’m still your biggest cheerleader on your way to the finish line, whatever that may look like for you. I love that technology via social media has made it so easy to connect with people across a broad spectrum on a variety of topics. There is so much we can amass, learn and share with the click of a button for indeed we all have a story that’s worth telling to someone who cares

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I feel particularly blessed to have come this distance in my running with you, my readers and fellow runners (some of you) and feel it necessary to impress upon you how instrumental you are in my journey to running excellence. Without running and the strides I’ve made in this regard, this blog would be obsolete as it would be near impossible to share on something I have no experience with. More so, to be relevant and hold your interest requires continuous evolution and development on my part so that I can be authentic and real. There you see, you’ve made me a better runner and by extension a better person. I’m eternally grateful.

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Even as I continue to grow and strive to be the best runner I can be, I am heartened and continually inspired to dig deeper for a way to make this last past my running years. There are so many stories and lives that are changed through runnning that I know if I look hard enough or run far enough I’ll find a way to do justice to this great sport that gives so much and requires nothing but what we are prepared to give. Maybe it’ll be a way to ensure others, who have the desire but no opportunity, gain a pathway to fulfill their running dreams, or maybe it’ll be an opportunity to contribute to its longevity or legacy, I expect I’ll be inspired yet again soon enough.

 

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Meanwhile, I will stick to my not-so-distant dreams, I hope, of the World Marathon Majors, Triathalons, Marathons in as many states as possible, The Marathon Des Sables and an eventual Ironman. I am learning that I am only limited by what I tell myself I cannot do. 


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