Today I am thankful for running.

A few years ago, I never would have dreamed that I would now be a recreational runner. The thought was, frankly, absurd. I was always the guy who joked that “I only run when someone’s chasing me!”

Which, I now realize, isn’t all that funny.

While I initially started running, specifically with the Couch to 5K program, to lose weight, I quickly became addicted. The “runner’s high” is most definitely a real thing, and something I love to experience.

I can’t explain it, but there’s nothing like the way you feel after running miles and miles and miles, doing things you never thought your body could do.

Up until now, my longest run has been 14 miles, just slightly longer than the two half marathons I’ve run. I was hoping to run a full marathon in 2012, before I turn 40, but I just didn’t have the time to invest in training.

Maybe next year.

I am thankful for running.

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