July 17, 2024

Recognizing the Gift. Running and Life Motivation with Suzanne

Somewhere along your path you will struggle. Struggles come in both small packages and large, devastating doses.

Recognizing the gifts of this day does not mean we are without battles. It does not mean we are home free… better than… or without the daily jury judging our hearts and our choices.

What it does offer, though, is Hope.

Today the air is crisp. The sun is out. The birds are singing, and although I push this body to places it sometimes does not want to go… my heart beats, my lungs expand, and my cells recover… all of which are gifts.

There is no greater contentment than waking up and doing what you love.

I will never love any sport more immensely than the one where my laces are tied, the pavement is wide, and my legs are free to take me anywhere my heart desires.


Writer, competitive runner and visionary Suzanne Swanson shares inspiring words on the Run Before You Fly blog. She helps those in unhealthy relationships with food and alcohol to overcome their blocks and move on to self love. Join her running, healthy lifestyle and emotional support group on Facebook!