I went for a run today. It was the first in two weeks because of illness and the holiday. While it was only three miles it was one of the best runs I have had in quite awhile. Runs like this one remind me why I drag myself out there time and time again. Feeling your pulse quicken, the lungs starting to work harder, the muscles warm up and your body finding a familiar rhythm. Feeling the rain hit you in the face and the sweat rising on your skin. Feeling the cobwebs and confusion clear your mind with each footfall. There truly is no feeling like it.
There are many people and things I am grateful for but today I am most grateful that I am a runner.