Thursday, September 18, 2008

Gratitude.

Today's Take it and Run Thursday theme is BYFB . . . Bring Your Favorite Blogs. Since it is Runners' Lounge, the focus is on running blogs. Not dim-witted celebrities making dim-witted fashion choices. Although, I do like to read blogs about that.

Anyway . . . back to the running blogs.

Here's the thing with me and the blogs. Like other Running Bloggers, I love running blogs. My Google Reader is full of them and I cannot wait for updates. I am Seriously Addicted. And I think this is wonderful.

See, I'm a solo runner. At various times in my life, I've tried to run with others but it just doesn't work for me. I like to run alone. But while that is true, I also like to read about running and gain insight from other runners. I need to learn and to improve.

Since I found running blogs, my running has changed for the better. I've learned a lot from other runners and picked up many tips that have improved my running experience. There is a wonderful feeling of camaraderie in this virtual running community and that feeling has buoyed me on many occasions. I've been so inspired by many runners' journeys -- from those who have recently started running to those who are accomplishing amazing feats and successfully reaching their goals. Some bloggers keep me laughing and some keep me challenged. Others keep me connected. All of them (and there are more than I can mention here) help me be a better runner.

I'm forever grateful for the ability to run, because it is something I love to do. Now, though, I'm almost as grateful for all the running blogs that I've come across. Don't stop blogging, Running Bloggers! I'd be lost without you.

12 comments:

Mark Salinas said...

Great post...I checked into the sites, very good! I always look forward to Marcy's posts...funny stuff! :)

kara said...

So well said! I'm a solo runner also and find reading others' blogs not only help with running techniques but provide emotional support when it's really needed.
Keep On Running!

Amanda said...

Just found your blog and I am so on board... running alone has some advantages (you make your own schedule), but it's awfully nice to have people to talk to that actually want to hear about running!! Hence I too am adictted to running blogs.

Amanda said...

Too funny, I have tried one of the biggest loser workouts, but not many. I'm trying to do better about cross training, so I may have to look at that again.

tfh said...

I feel the same way-- and I never thought about it this way, but I do think (for me) it's connected to being a (happy) solo runner who loves to talk/learn/think about running. Just not during my actual runs!

Running Knitter said...

I really liked this post because I too also run alone most of the time. Thank you for linking to me! :)

J said...

I am addicted to blogging as well! Thanks for posting!

I can run with people but sometimes I just like to be alone - It is nice to have all these blogs to read to see what other people are going through and how their runs went.

SJ Goody said...

Wow! There are apparently a lot of blogs that I am missing in my reader! Thanks for the tips! :)

*aron* said...

awesome post!!! thanks for the link too :)

i am 100% with you... LOVE running and LOOOOOVE the running blogs. it definitely has changed "my running for the better" too.

Girl on Top said...

I love running blogs too. Everyday, I have to go through them!

They're like desserts for me!

Roisin said...

1. What a cool way to talk about how great running blogs are! I agree whole-heartedly.

2. Well, gosh thanks for the link :)

JessiferSeabs said...

I'm also a solo runner! Thanks for visiting my blog! Look forward to reading more about you!

~jessica

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