It got me in shape (13.5 years ago). It toned up my (somewhat) soft body. It built my endurance. After a life of not considering myself an athlete, it proved otherwise.
And, it continues to keep giving to me....
First of all, running has brought me all kinds of funky, colorful running gear. Neon green, for example, is rampant among my fitness wardrobe. It's a favorite color of mine...it's bright and has a bit of a funky edge. However, it looks like you're not wearing anything in the dark. I have a favorite pair of neon green shorts, and I wear them often in the warmer months, but it's usually during daylight hours. I wore them for my first ultra (July 2015), which was an overnight race. Everything appeared fine until I made that first lap on the back side of the lake, where the lighting was pretty minimal...and it looked like I was running in the buff from the waist-down. Yep.
|There they are...the shorts that magically "disappeared" without going anywhere|
|A bunch of Iowa Hawkeye fans showed up at a race in Huntington Beach...and I was one of them|
|The thrill of another race bib to pin on never gets old|
|not just a runner|
|Escorting our youngest across her first-ever finish line was one of my proudest moments|
|It's OK to smile and act goofy on the race course|
|Every run is a gift|
|Simply the best|
So, talk to me.....Has running been just as generous to you? How long has it been a part of your life?