Marathon News from Grand Rapids 9 June 2016

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty lucky right now. I get to run outdoors without spending a long time getting dressed. There’s a 5K to run any weekend you like to get some speed work in. We have lots of longer events as well that offer cross-training.  The lakes are warm enough to swim in.
This weekend is the Grand Rapids Tri. It’s one of the events in the West Michigan Endurance Challenge. Part of the celebration of the amazing endurance community we have right here in Grand Rapids.
So, I’m going with GRATITUDE right now. Thankful for all the friends who are incredible loyal. Thankful for the body that allows me to have all this fun. I’ve been feeling pretty loved lately, and it’s nice.
I was listening to a program yesterday, and the guy was talking about the fact that people who practice gratitude are healthier and happier. We don’t get a lot of training in gratitude. There’s not a lot of money in it, so there’s not a lot of people promoting it. But I think it’s awfully important. So stop right now and write down three things you’re thankful for.
Now, for my pseudo-scientific study: Go out and run. My hypothesis is that you’re a faster runner when you’re feeling grateful. Let me know about it.
I say pseudo-scientific, because an experiment done correctly includes a control group. In this case, it would be the people who don’t intentionally think of things they’re thankful for. Don’t be in the control group.