If you want to be a great runner, you have to love running. Period.

You can run to lose weight. You can run to improve cardiovascular health, and you can run to increase stamina and endurance, but none of these things will make you a truly great runner. Though awesome side effects of running, and a pretty good reason to add it to your exercise routine, none of these translates to great running.

To be a great runner, the running itself must be the destination, not the means. It is not the losing weight that will get you out of bed and onto the pavement, pushing you to go further, farther, faster, but a longing to feel that pavement pounding beneath your feet.

If you want to be great, do what you love.

Great musicians love music.

Great artists are love art.

Great bird house makers love bird houses. For each, their passion lives in their heart, and that is what makes them so good at what they do.

If you want to be a great runner, love running. If you don’t, running will always be something you do and never part of who you are.

As always it is my goal to uplift, inspire and help others to heal their lives. Thank you for allowing me to part of that with you. - Kim