Wednesday, June 1, 2011

When I Run...

Happy National Running Day:) While I'm not a runner, and don't really love doing it, I still want to celebrate. I don't think that running is for everyone, and there are plenty of other great forms of cardio that give great health benefits as well. So, if running isn't for you, keep trying different forms of exercise to find one that you can do enjoyably!

That being said, when I think of running, I think of the movie Chariots of Fire. This movie is about the Summer Olympics of 1924, and specifically tells the story of 2 British runners. I loved this movie, even as a younger child. One quote, specifically, sticks out above the rest:

"I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run, I feel his pleasure."
- Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire

I think there's something poetically beautiful about feeling a deep sense of pleasure, even in the little things of life like a run. And with that, I will end here...mostly because I'm severely jet lagged and while it's 7:50 pm where I'm at right now, my body feels like it's more like 3:50 am. 

What things in life do you do that you feel a sense of pleasure while doing?

1 comment:

  1. It took a lot of practice for me to get better at running and finally ENJOY it! Once I could see the amazing things my body could do I grew to love it!