Running quote of the week

“I love track running. There’s something about that red 400-meter circle that lets my brain switch off—no roads to cross, no bikes to watch out for.” – Kate Carter

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Light the candles and go for a run

 
Today's run (street): 3.1 miles

Five years and one day ago, the Emerging Runner was launched with this post. 1,826 days and 1,663 posts later, I'm still running and writing. I don't know what's more amazing, that I've continued to blog and run, or the fact that I've managed to write so much about something as simple as running down the road. My goal for the blog was to keep a simple running journal, but it's turned out to be much more than that.

I thought about all this on today's run which was, by any definition, unremarkable. I was on auto-pilot for the most part, but I did manage to cover the distance slightly faster than expected. My time was limited due to my schedule, but I got my workout done. 3.1 miles in a little over 29 minutes isn't really worth mentioning. But had I done that on November 18, 2008, you can bet everyone would have heard about it.

Running and blogging have been pathways to great friendships and experiences. The two disciplines drive each other. When I run, I think about what I'll write about. When I blog, I think about my running life. I know people who have run for decades that still get excited to talk about their training and their hopes for another PR. Half a decade after declaring myself an emerging runner, I wish for the same.

4 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary, ER, and many, many more! Thank you for blazing trails, in more ways than one!

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    1. Thank you TPP. You've already put one candle on the blogday cake yourself. Thanks for your support and for sharing your experiences. I must say your progress in a year has been pretty inspiring.

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  2. Congrats on such a terrific milestone!! I hope to last that long. Did you really have cake? I hope so. And then bring a couple of slices for TPP and me on our next group run.

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