I am passionate about many things: animals, food, fitness, yoga, reading, movies, clothes. Running, too, of course. It definitely wasn’t that way at the beginning. And I would still categorize my relationship with running as love/hate. Today I am joining up with Deb Runs for her Wednesday word & I just love reading all the bloggers’ takes on the same word!
I choose to fill my days with what I’m passionate about, and live with purpose. — Ann Curry
So I could go on and on about why I’m passionate about running, but what caught my eye was this definition of passionate: having a strong belief.
I do have a strong belief: I believe that there is a faster runner inside of me. I just see no reason why I can’t get faster. It is this belief, this passion, that keeps me running — this pursuit of my best running self.
In “Spirit of the Marathon” (a must-see movie for runners, in my humble opinion, despite the fact that I’ve never run a marathon), one of the runners they follow is an older guy. And he talks about how you think if you could just do it again, this time you’ll get it right. But of course you don’t, so you keep coming back and trying again. Sound familiar?
That runner also talks about how he’s never experienced a runner’s high — until he stops running! I think a lot of us can relate to that, too.
But being passionate about being the best runner I can be — it’s part of what motivates me to run. It isn’t the only thing, but it’s definitely up there.
What’s worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up – and when I don’t believe in myself, turning to others that believe in me. — Marc Jacobs