I keep a running journal. It is a very simple one, but it is a source of information and inspiration. I love to look back at old entries. Sometimes I learn where I went wrong, more often I find celebrations of good runs, good times, and good legs! Today I was looking though a journal from 2009 and found an entry that I hardly remember writing. I am not sure of my mood on that particular day and there was nothing notable about the run on that day, but the entry I wrote then made me smile today. I am sharing it with you at the risk of revealing my secrets to an unknown audience. But if it makes you think (that I am a bit goofy) or motivates you in any way, then the risk is worth it!
"The woman in me says run powerfully- let your legs show what you can do. The teacher in my says run smart- learn all you can to become a stronger runner. The mother in me says run because it is your passion – do what you love and do it well. The child in me says run hard and run free- let the wind carry you! I am a woman, a teacher, a mother, a child, and I am a runner! I run faithfully, gracefully, and every day with purpose, determination, and complete joy!!"