1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
When I think about the word passion or passionate, many things come to mind like Sean, my family, being a good wife and mother, scrapbooking...so you may be wondering why I posted a picture of my running shoes. Well, mainly because I wanted to challenge myself to write about something I am passionate about that I may not talk about or scrapbook as much...but I would want to remember when I look back at this ten years from now!
Less than a week away from my first marathon, my thoughts turn to running. After watching Spirit of the Marathon the other night at the movies, it got me so excited and pumped up. I have never experienced anything quite like a runners high...like I get usually around mile 7 and then again around mile 14 to 15...it is truly exhilerating.
The passion I feel for this competitive sport is like non I have ever known before (even with playing volleyball, softball, basketball and golf). Like most sports you are on a team, you support each other, you help each other, but with running you are all on your own. I love that and my competitive spirit does too. I have NEVER felt such mixed emotions as I did 2 weeks ago walking to my car after running 26 miles. Feelings of accomplishment, tears of happiness (that my body physically could do that for 5 hours), a smile that just wouldn't quit, an inner strength that I had never felt before...all I can say is Wow.
So when I think of passion, yes running is my passion!