Kristin Armstrong: Running

Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As you know there are many reasons why I run, but perhaps one of the finest is the community that running manifests. Celebrate your community, any chance you get

Kristin Armstrong, South Meets West, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s World.com

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Kristin Armstrong: Clear the fog

 

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I ran solo for 1.5 hours in the mist and it felt like ten minutes. I thought. I prayed. I breathed. The fog outside did not clear, but the fog inside certainly did.

Kristin Armstrong, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s World.com 

 

 

 

Kristin Armstrong: Running

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Without running, I would have missed the joy of rain. What could be considered an inconvenience or a bummer to the inexperienced is actually a gift. Without running, I would miss a lot of things—like seeing cities in a certain way, or knowing certain people all the way to the core. I’m glad we don’t experience life through glass, under cover, or from the sidelines. Good things take miles.

Kristin Armstrong, Getting My Feet Wet, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s World.com

 

 

 

 

Kristin Armstrong: Running and growing older

As I get older I see that running has changed for me. What used to be about burning calories is now more about burning up what is false. Lies I used to tell myself about who I was and what I could do, friendships that cannot withstand hills or miles, the approval I no longer need to seek, and solidarity that cannot bear silence. I run to burn up what I don’t need and ignite what I do.

Kristin Armstrong, The Burn, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s World.com

 

Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kristin Armstrong: Running

I do, after all, love a challenge. Not just the result at the end, but the drudgery in the middle, the hard work, the sweat, the mess of transformation. I love the process of getting there, especially when “there” isn’t a fixed point, but the constant renaming as each finish line morphs into another start line.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01:  Gold medallist K...

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Gold medallist Kristin Armstrong of the United State celebrates during the medal ceremony after the Women’s Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Kristin Armstrong, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s World.com