A strange thing has happened in the mind of Badger. Look back in some posts and I am sure you will find a snippet that sounds something like this:
I am starting to learn that I have to get use to the fact that the concept of me is ever evolving nowadays. Statements about who I am and what I do or can do will be constantly changing ... in a good way though.
Now I enjoy running. I love to be outside and somehow feel more a part of my community when I run the streets. It's my town. The other day I told my wife how hard it would be for me to leave Sandy because of the sense of community I have gained over the past years. When we are eventually able to afford a house it would be hard to leave the area.
I love meeting new people on the trails and on the street. I mean it's not everyday the CEO of an NBA basketball team stops you while your chugging along and stops you to say good job. That kind of stuff has happened while I have been running. Other reasons I run:
- it makes me feel good (is this what people meant by runner's high?)
- I feel motivated to be a better person in other areas of my life after I run
- I get off on the mental idea of me being a runner (it still makes me laugh)
- Oh yea...it makes me lose weight too!
Running, stop watches, 5Ks ... sometimes it's hard to believe it's me I am talking about.