1. I love the area in which I live.
No matter what time of day, there are always people out and about. Whether it's kids walking to school in the morning or people walking their dogs in the evening, I love that I am never along while pounding the pavement.
Speaking of kids walking to school...today I passed a middle school girl, and she just seemed so cool. I think if I were a middle school girl, I would hope to be her...Ya know, me how I am now, not real-life Tori how she was in middle school back in the day... Anyway, this girl had brown hair with blue ombre ends, a musical instrument in one hand, and a travel mug of hot tea in the other. I don't what it was that struck me about her, but she just seemed awesome.
2. Runners will do whatever it takes to recover properly.
Today was a prime example of this. I did my last long run for my first half marathon this morning before work, and I purposefully wore a maxi skirt to the office so I could wear my compression sleeves on my calves without anyone noticing.
More evidence of this can be found here in reference to my Power Jug.
3. The running community as a whole is super supportive.
I have seen this come from a number of different arenas. The first example that comes to mind is the running/blogging community and how they wrap their arms around those in need...Holly raising $2,500 for her St. Jude marathon, the page started for Baby Harper, and so many more instances.
I experienced this support first hand on a run a few weeks ago. I was running in my neighborhood and for whatever reason, I was giving mental high fives to the other runners I passed. No matter how fast/good of a runner you are, it's always nice to have good vibes sent your way, ya know!? Well, as I was doing this, I passed a woman who said, "Good job!" as I ran by. It has stuck with me ever since, and she will never know how much of a boost she gave me that day.