For My Fellow Runners
I'd never thought I could run a mile, let alone 13 of them.
But each day, I strap on my shoes and head out.
Some days I run hard.
Others I need to walk.
Sometimes I bring water, but usually not.
Running for me is therapy.
To be able to run is such a gift (although many would say a curse :)
Running has made me a better person.
Each mile I sort through my angst, my pain, and anger.
I relive each memory, conversation, and dream.
I think of how I can be a better person, mom, wife, Christian.
Each mile I run, I pray for those who are hurting, lost, and rejoicing.
I thank God for what I'm blessed with.
When I run, I run to be a better person.
Why do you run?