Here’s an interesting tidbit for you, my faithful blog readers: Since I started tracking my mileage just over 7 years ago (Feburary 2007), I have run 13, 146.4 miles. Holy Crap! That’s a lot of miles! (This year I’ve only run 265.4 miles).
Weird thought: Tonight I was thinking that every runner should get injured. Huh? Seriously. I think being injured has been GOOD for me. And would be good for every runner. Being injured has made me thankful for every single step that I take now during every single run. It’s like I’m running now with an awareness that I didn’t have before – an awareness that this run might be it – that I might get injured again and be sidelined for awhile, so I better savor it. This is not to say that I’m being pessimistic, fatalistic during each run. I’m not. I’m just aware, in a way that I never was before, just how grateful that I should be that I can run.
So all you runners out there: love every step of every run!