I'd like to take a moment to thank running for so many, many things.
Thank you for letting me play like a real runner and do things like bust out a 7.5 mile run in 60 minutes.
Thank you for always being there for me, even when I break up with you for silly things like nursing an injury (broken toe much?) or being with child.
Thank you for making me feel strong and capable, even when I have all these new floppy bits that show through my cool running shirts and I still need to wear two running bras.
Thank you for helping me take 52 minutes today to run like before I was pregnant and rock out like before I graduated high school.
Thank you for giving me something else other than motherhood to define myself by. I'm fine with being fully immersed in the world of kisses, giggles, gurgles, and love (also snot, spit-up, and poo), but it's nice to take a break from babycenter.com and go over to runnersworld.com instead (just as much trolling and flaming, but way less paranoia).
Thank you for allowing me to not have to strictly adhere to a diet of steel-cut oats and bean sprouts. You may not enjoy chik-fil-a before intervals, but you sure do love it afterwards.
Most importantly, thank you for helping me undo years of bad behavior that may have lead to a decade or more of damage had I not rediscovered you after I was through being a smoking, rock-climbing, wanna-be-rockstar pseudo-badass.