A month or so ago, I posted about how running starts off hard for everyone but eventually becomes an addiction or necessity for many. I run every day (aside from sickness, important family stuff, injury) and love it. I’m happy with a 4 mile run and I’m happy with a 15 mile run. I just love getting in my daily run.
Today was hot and muggy when I started out at 11:15am (earliest I could go due to family stuff) so I planned on going just 3-4 miles easy. I went longer and added drills and strides at the end as I thought of all the friends I’ve made through running – it made me feel strong. Some of my best friends are my running friends (husband, siblings, and parents included).
When I got home from my run, I checked the mail and saw the September issue of Runner’s World. On page 31, I found the following quote:
“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine… or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.” -Benjamin Cheever, Author and Runner’s World contributor, in his memoir Strides.
And just like that, a few of my mind’s ramblings fell into place by a single quote.
Other cool things from that RW issue: The Oiselle NYC Marathon Tote was featured on page 24!
The pic in the magazine is of Oiselle’s own lovely Sarah Mac but I had the honor to wear the bag in the fashion show at the Olympic Trials. Remember that?
I also enjoyed reading about all of the Olympians, past and present that were featured, and especially liked seeing Frank Shorter since we met him recently. I’d say if you don’t subscribe to Runner’s World, this would be a good one to buy at your local store.
What do you think of the Oiselle NYC Marathon Tote? Do you read Runner’s World? (I actually don’t have a subscription, but my dad has subscribed since the early days and I view his sometimes.) Any weekend racing plans? I’m traveling back to Seattle and won’t be racing.