We recognize that its ridiculous to get up and run before the sun even comes out, or do a make-up run during the middle of a hot July afternoon because we slept it. We strip down to the bare minimum in the summer and bundle up with earmuffs and gloves during the winter, but we never stop running.
We are amazed at what professional runners are able to accomplish, but we can’t help wondering what we could achieve if we got a massage and a nap after our morning run, instead of having to deal with kids and then head to work for 8 hours.
But that’s the position we are in. We shouldn’t have enough time for work, family, fun, and running, but somehow we make it fit (mostly . . . who has time for cross training?). We can’t imagine our lives without running. We’ve all done the baby wipe bath in the car before meeting family or friends because we had to sneak a run in. So what if I spent $500 on race entry fees this year. It’s cheaper than therapy and I get a technical t-shirt for each race. Who’s crazy now?
While we take running seriously, we don’t take ourselves seriously. We run because we must. We hope you do to.