Run Happy

Today was BEAUTIFUL! It started with an amazingly fun egg hunt and hot dog roast at the Lake, followed by another egg hunt in our backyard. And then when my family went to go swim at the pool, I cleaned the house, did the laundry and then couldn’t contain myself anymore, so I got dressed, and went for a stunning little run.

It’s amazing how nice a happy run feels. Compared to the “I’m not feeling it today”-runs. And I’ve had some of those lately. In the grey, cold, slushy season. Don’t get me wrong, once I get running and at the end of a run, I’m always happy, but sometimes, my mood at the start can make or break it.

I’m a week away from running my first half marathon of 2018. My first since October 2016. I’m not nearly as prepared as I would have liked to be, on account of having been sick. But here’s the thing: I can choose to be all sad and angry about it, knowing that I’ll likely not beat my previous time OR I can run happy! Because I run for the enjoyment of it. I run because my body CAN. Because it keeps me fit and makes me feel alive. So that’s what I’m going to do. Come April 8th, I am running HAPPY. Pacing myself, not chasing any records, just plain old running. Because running is freaking awesome!