It began as hatred between the two of us.
Running was hard, running was tough. Running made me work harder than I ever had before for anything in my life. I did not even like running when we first met. It was more of a mutual dislike between the 2 of us.
But I was tied to it; I was determined not to let it get the best of me. And like my stubborn head strong self I fought with it every single step of the way. Running would come in and challenge me and I would stand up against it.
Slowly over time running became friendly. The toughness that running presented was only on the surface of what it was really about. I was surprised when I began to look forward to going to run and even more surprised when I no longer dreaded it.
Running and I, became good friends. I began to confide in running in ways I never thought possible. Running became one of my closest friends and I began to look forward to our time together. We began to spend more time together and that time became precious to me.
Running lets me be myself. Running actually does not mind if I get emotional, clingy, or needy. In fact when I am running I believe I am the most honest version of myself. It was then that I realized not only did I like running, but I was slowly falling in love with it too.
When I am not running I am thinking about it. When I go somewhere I see something that reminds me of it. Running has become a large part of my life. One of my favorite things about it? It makes me want to be a better person. Running has opened my eyes to a better life that I ever saw for myself.
Running has opened my eyes to sunsets and sunrises. It has taught me to look at life more simply and appreciate all the little things.
Running has put in me a new found strength. I am stronger when I am running and I am more dedicated and focused in all aspects of my life. I now believe the message in this picture :)
When I am running I am so happy and free. I see my dreams coming true when I run. I look forward to our time together and cherish it. I know one thing for certain: I want running around for the rest of my life.