It wasn't a bad thing that happened, it was... just unfortunate. Someone said something to me, defending their own point of view, that made me realize that they didn't get me.
And the thing that was said, well; it was kinda harsh. Unintentionally harsh, but still ~harsh~.
But you know sometimes how unfortunate things make you think? I just wondered, if this person understood why I do this, maybe they would get me and cease making unintentionally hurtful comments. And then I realized - wait... I'll come back to that...
Jenny, a Silver MTT runner recently blogged about why she runs. She was very specific in her reasons. I admire her for taking the time to put them down in writing.
I run because I love to skirt the line between blowing up and exploding… and yeah, those are two very different things.
Writing that down makes me think that everyone has a reason for doing this. And (here's what I was thinking I wanted to come back to) no one's reasons are going to be the same.
15 runners on GBA equates to 15 different reasons to run. 50 runners on SNOW equals 50 reasons…. And 1200 or so runners on MTT … you get it.
Even if their reasons are not the same as yours. Even, if you look at your dear friend DeeR and think, "but this is AWESOME! Why don't you love this like I DO?" Even if you are tempted to judge someone because they train harder than you, or not as hard as you, or run 6 days a week, or run 3 days a week, or wear tall socks, or don't wear tall socks...
(which is a mystery to me why more people don't wear them ~ they're terribly comfortable...).
Or write it down and keep it for yourself and know that you KNOW why you run.
Or if you don’t want to comment publicly, but you’re willing to share - you can send me e-mail (nmomof3 (at) gmail (dot) com.