Chance Chat #40: Running

The Twin Cities Marathon and 10 Mile are not a trail race, so this picture might not be the perfect fit, but I’ve had this photo saved for a long time for the perfect Chance Chat to use it with.

Running for LivingI am once again running a race without properly training for it. Someday I will learn my damn lesson. Today is not that day. Its not going to be a pretty 10 miles. But I’ll make it. Hopefully. Here’s 10 things I plan on thinking about to keep my mind occupied during the race.

  1. I love my friends.
  2. I love my family.
  3. I love my future….whatever it is.
  4. I love my freedom.
  5. I love to have fun….wherever it is.
  6. I love to breathe the fresh air, especially after a long day in an office.
  7. I love making new friends on the course.
  8. I love see others push through the hard parts of the course.
  9. I love celebrating after the race, preferably with a beverage, and carbs.
  10. I love the emotions when crossing a finish line. I never know what they are going to be. Sometimes I am exhausted, or emotional, or euphoric. Whatever it will be….I’ll have to wait and see!

If you haven’t heard…there’s been talk that Black Lives Matter will be attending the race and protesting in some capacity. I hope everyone can race and spectate safely!

4 thoughts on “Chance Chat #40: Running

  1. I hope that you had a good race experience today! I was relieved that the BLM protesters did not impact the race at all. I did not even see them but I heard someone at the finish say that they were chanting something in the final mile – never even saw them as I was so in the zone!

    I run for many of the same reasons as you!!

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