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  • My name is Lynne! I'm a runner enjoying life in Colorado with my two furry kids! Summer is a Rottie (my fourth) and my Aussie, Scout, is 12. They fill my life with funny stories and special moments. Enjoy reading about my troubles with running and the fun I have with my fuzkids!
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    While I have been through this several times, I am in no way an expert in dealing with or curing your pet of canine cancer. Please consult your local vet or canine cancer specialist on how to effectively treat your furry family member.

Just Run

 

Running is just the process of putting one foot in front of the other….it doesn’t matter how many times this process is repeated in a minute, or a mile……how successful you are at the process……..what time of day it’s done……just that it’s done.

I love running.  It’s my time.  Where I can enjoy my thoughts.  I may not be fast, but I’m out there.  I started running for someone who couldn’t run.  She lost her fight with breast cancer and I wanted to give back to her daughter something that meant more than money or gifts.

Then I found out much fun it was to run.  Meeting new people who enjoyed the same.  Seeing what my body could do.  The joy of crossing the finish line.  I’ve dedicated miles to people I don’t know or just met.  Completed mile after mile for my dogs who lost their fights with canine cancer.  Because I love to run.

My body has every injury you could think of.  IT band…runner’s knee…plantar fasciitis…hip flexor issues… I wake almost every morning and look like a baby deer learning to walk.  Get regular headaches from tension in my neck.  Lose sleep.  I could go on, but most runners understand what we put our bodies.  Amazing what we do.

And then I pay to push through the pain to run in a race?!  But it isn’t for the shirt I get…the medal they may award…maybe for the beer at the finish (LOL)….it’s because I love to run.

Sometimes it’s good to step back, regroup and remember why we’re out there running those miles.

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2 Responses

  1. I’m thrilled to know that you probably look like I do getting out of bed in the morning even though you have been running much longer than I and have run more miles total than I will ever DREAM of reaching 🙂 I’ll remind my legs in the morning that it’s not just them that can’t move when it is so early!

    Still admire that mileage/pace/time from this weekend 🙂 So proud of you!!

  2. Love this post. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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