As I was putting on my heaviest winter coat today for the first time in about 10 days or so (thank you weather gods) I noticed that the zipper was broken. Darn–I don’t know how to fix a zipper, something I am sure is quite simple. It got me to thinking about all the things I can’t do, which of course brought me back to why running is such a good fit for me.
There are so many hobbies to choose from, and I’m a firm believer that everyone should have at least one. Even better are hobbies that become passions. The list of potential hobbies is endless, but I’ve come to the conclusion that many of the more popular ones are just not for me. For instance:
* Sewing or knitting–I don’t have the patience to sit still and be neat. I wish I did; the skill would obviously come in handy with my coat.
* Music–I can’t carry a tune to save my life and my experience with instruments ended with high school.
* Cooking–I am definitely intrigued by cooking and would someday love to improve here, but will it ever be something I can excel at? I doubt it; I have a hard time thinking outside the box and experimenting with things, so I need to follow recipes to the letter.
* Scrapbooking or antiquing–Again, no patience for something like this and I don’t have a creative eye.
* Team sports–There are plenty of rec leagues for adults, but I am not coordinated, so I’d probably end up hurt or losing a lot of games for my teammates!
Like I said, the list is endless and my lack of skills is too. Which is why running fits me like a glove. It requires nothing more than a pair of shoes and the ability to put one foot in front of the other. I’m also good at time management, which means I can make running fit into my schedule. Having an excess of energy doesn’t hurt either–I’ve got to use it up somewhere! It really is my perfect fit.
Why is running right for you?