Quote; Everyone who has run knows its most important value is removing tension. Jimmy Carter, former US President. Runners World, April 2014!
Well the reason I am writing about this topic today, is because my trusty Nike Pegasus trainers have nearly finished their life, a hole has nearly gone right through, on my right toe, and it got me wondering about everything, which has happened in my trainer’s lifetime.
1; How many runs have these trainers actually got me through. So, so many good runs, in sun, wind, rain, and snow, every sort of weather and they have just kept on going. And some good races too.
2; How many people have I met on my runs. Well I have met some weird and interesting people, people who , if I had just sat inside watching television, playing on the computer, I would have never have met, had a moan with, had a laugh with , and generally on a bad day just cheered each other up and encouraged each other. Also shared tips with one another.
3; Also how many thoughts have gone through my head in this time. How many problems in my life have been solved while out running. How many bad moods have been calmed by going out running in this time! Well in all honesty without my trainers and my runs, I would have been a very moody, snappy person. My runs have always sorted my head out, ready for the day ahead.
4; Would I have dealt with my kids, so well without running. Believe me in the life time of these trainers, my kids have been trying, however I like to think with running and rowing, I have dealt with these problems in a much calmer way. ( They will probably so disagree with that ! )
5;How many fun things have happened in my trainers life, and how many heart breaking things have happened. Plenty of both I can assure you, but exercise has helped enormously in the bad times, and helped to heal a few heart breaking moments too.
So all in all I have had some really good times in my trainers, and it always makes me so sad, when another pair of trainers are off to trainer heaven. Days I will never ever get back, how many years younger I was when I first put on those trainers. So I would like to say Thank You Trainers for some wonderful years, and onto my next Pegasus Trainers, lets hope we compile some wicked memories too!
So long Trainers!!!!!
As Always Keep Rowing Yours Lizzie!!