So you might be asking, why is there a photo of the sunrise on this blog?  What does that have to do with running?  Well for me this is one thing I love about waking up early to get the workout out of the way–driving home and seeing the world just beginning to wake up and knowing that God has another great day in store for me!

I was sore today–I think tomorrow is going to be a rest day–but I managed to knock out a 4-mile run on the treadmill.  Started out a little slow but made my way up to an 8-minute mile pace.  Sometimes when your muscles are already tired, a run actually has a way of stretching them out.

Also on my mind lately was thinking about the aging process.  Not that I’m necessarily worried about getting older–it is just daunting for me to imagine being old and not as spry.  The television at the gym this morning was talking about a 96-year old man who still comes in for his workouts.  I also read an article in “Runner’s World” about Bill Tribou, a 90-year old, who still runs 20 miles a week and incorporates speedwork.  In the 40’s he boasted the record as 11th fastest miler in the world.  He says, “I’m disappointed I don’t have more competitors. They give up at 70.  Every day is a celebration.  I plan to run till I die!”

Find what inspires you to stay fit in mind, body and spirit.   Beautiful sunrises and  stories of spirited 90-year olds is doing it for me!

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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