Day #69: 3 reasons why runners are among the most lucky of all
I have concluded that runners tend to generate luck. We look optimistically to the future – to put our best effort and best foot forward. We share our joy and passion with our fellow man (and woman.) We enjoy the outdoors and our God-given abilities to pursue a healthy athletic life, and we strive to better ourselves daily. Here are 3 reasons I can easily name for why we are a lucky breed indeed:
1. We are always looking forward to a better future run. Most of us agree that our best races are yet to come.
2. We run throughout the glens, knolls, hillocks and dales where our Leprechaun friends must spend their lazy days. Some of their luck must rub off on the daily trail runner!
3. Running — at least we can claim for today — must have originated in St. Patrick’s emerald Isle. The natural cross-country terrain and the simple, elegant beauty of Ireland boast the magic of both our sport and of our lucky forerunners.
So, lift a glass with me and cheer our sport! We daily avail ourselves of the natural reaches of both our bodies and the world.
And I invite you to leave your own reasons for why we are the luckiest breed — in the comments below.
Happy St. Paddy’s!
image credit: brothersoft
Prime race season begins around St. Patrick’s Day, must be for a reason right?
Agreed:) There is that lucky component to life and racing which cannot be denied — or ignored. Bring on the season!
Running is one of the only exercises you can do AND take your kids with you-thank God for the jogging stroller!
Amen to that! Thanks for your comment, Insomnamom! How many times have I pushed the double stroller up the smallest incline. Talk about raising the heart rate! Cheers! ~Patrick
i like your optimism!
Why are we runners the most lucky of them all? Because we can! We are blessed with able bodies, determination and the opportunities to run in some beautiful areas! 🙂
Luck – in my eye – is not some magical phenomenon which falls upon us. Luck is created by hard work and effort. Runners put in that hard work and reap the rewards in running and beyond!
We’re (runners, that is) just cool people – because we don’t give up.
We just need our running gear and motivation to push ourselves further!