Moreno Blog: ‘Some Of My Best Runs Have Been With Others’

By Britt Moreno

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek

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I use to be fully content running solo. It’s nice to run at my own pace, wrestle with my own thoughts, recite pretend speeches over in my head (yes, I do this), mull over relationships or think nothing at all. However, I am learning as I attempt to run a little longer than I have in the past, my motivation motor is puttering out and it’s being refueled by people.

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Some of my best runs have been with others. Once, I met Karen Morfit for a run and I ended up getting in ten miles. The most I have ever run. A couple of weekends ago, my sweet 6’2, long-legged, marathon running, makes-it-look-really-easy boyfriend slowed down to keep pace with me and we ran 6.5 miles. It was a piece of cake. This past Saturday I ran with my friend Lisa who just completed a half marathon (go, Lisa!) and I ran 10 miles although it was a snail’s pace.

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Meeting the winner of the Denver Rock N’ Roll half marathon from last year Aaron Braun was also very motivating. He radiates passion and calls himself a “professional runner”. He offered some helpful tips one of which is very simple: “you may not always want to or feel like it, but just lace up your sneakers anyway”. Point being: put on your kicks, get out there and start moving.

Getting going or starting the run can be the toughest part of training. Even as I am writing this blog I am considering all the things I have to do today. I need to pick up a dress from the dry cleaners, study a script for this big event I am emceeing. I need to clean up, fold laundry… you get the idea.

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I’d also like to nap, but out of the corner of my eye, I see my running shows kicked to the side from the other day and I know what I have to. I realize I cannot run with others everyday nor would I want to, because how else would I practice my Grammy speech? For the record, I hardly have any musical talent, but you never know!

I am clinging to the buoy Aaron tossed out: attempting to tread above waves of distractions life seems to wash over us. Completing a run feels good. That is now what I think about when I am grimacing through the discomfort as the miles add up and my tennis shoes pound the pavement.

Britt Moreno anchors the CBS4 morning and noon newscasts and is the Wednesday’s Child reporter. She loves hearing from viewers. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @brittmorenotv.

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