I was so focused on my race this past holiday I forgot that it was Thanksgiving. I know it was Thanksgiving because we all have a day off, but that was like two days before my marathon and I was thinking at the time was what to wear and how I could get all my work done before going. I didn’t pause to give thank to the Creator. Yes we should be thankful every single day for the unseemingly mundane things in life, the things we take for granted.
I am thankful that I could run and also being part of the larger running community. Running as a recreation has taken off in my area and in my country. I think there are as much as 5% of the population who regularly run in this country, especially where I am at. It means I have a lot of support for doing something I really like. I met a lot of passionate runners. Yes, it is like a cult. I am more happy to go to a run met than to a church or a fellowship. Yes things have changed in America (my pastor said we have become a godless nation even though I think 70 percent still profess some form of Christianity faith – yes the number for church attendance is much much lower).
There should be a lot I am thankful for. I had a successful year in my running. My second year. I set a PB (Personal Best), and many other running adventures. Traveling to Delaware to run the Coastal Marathon was amazing.
I didn’t do as much as camping and hiking as in the previous year, but the trip I did was well worth it. The trip to Machu Picchu was one of the best and the trip to Grayson Highlands. And I finally traveled to TN, Zoan Mnt.
What this all about? I didn’t realize how privilege I am to be part of the small percentage of people who get to travel and run. I came across many blogs and do agree that the best things in life is to eat good food and to go see places. I never consider myself a globetotter due to, yes monetary constraint. If we are rich, yes we would all be traveling. But even with what I do have, I was able to partake in my hobby and so call running. Running is not inexpensive. I pretty much put all my money in it and very happy about it. I was able to pretty much combine my travel with running!
Last month I started blogging. I am still new at this. I write mostly for myself but I am thankful to have this community who follow me. While most of my readers love poetry, and sorry I’m not much a poet, I got to read about some running posts from this community. This makes it well worth the effort. I enjoyed them.
I don’t know why people are following my post but thank you for reading.
(End Day 26)
2 responses to “Thanks”
Thank you for reading and sharing. I enjoy running and its community!
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I too am a runner, and the running community is incredibly supportive. I am thankful that I have the ability to run. I will continue to do so as long as I am able.
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