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!