I recently had a conversation with a close friend about running. The discussion was tense and, to some degree, pointless! I say this because running is supposed to be fun…period. At least, that is one of the main reasons I enjoy running. I love the people, the adventures, and the excitement! My body loves movement and I never feel better than when I finish a run. I love to share that passion with others, as an athlete, coach, and contributor to our sport.
I must admit I get frustrated when I see people who seem to think running is about pain or discomfort. I read the faces of runners I see on the trails and I feel really sad for them because they so often have this intense look of anger, frustration, or sadness. What a waste of energy! I wave and smile but, so often, the runner coming from the other direction deliberately looks off into the distance to avoid eye contact and ensure we don’t acknowledge each other. I don’t understand that… Even if I’m running at a full sprint, in complete exhaustion, I can still find the energy to smile and wave! This is just a simple post…a simple statement. You can run mad if you want…but I hope you remember that “Running is Fun!”
With that introduction…please enjoy “Running is Fun”! I shot this video during a 17 mile run in the urban environment of Broomfield and Westminster, Colorado. I love running. Running is fun!
Run long, eat plants!