Have I ever talked about my running group, the Lapham Peak Trail Runners (LPTR)?
It’s such an amazing group of people. I have found that people who are ultra runners all seem to have this positive can do attitude. Maybe its that positive people are attracted to the sport, or maybe you just become more positive by running insanely long distances.
Every time I go to Wednesday night run, I am reminded of so many things that I love about them. To an LPTR member, life is an adventure. Exercise time is play time. It’s a pure joy; of being alive, of sharing that aliveness with others.
Hanging out with them, I have found myself thinking about doing seemingly impossible things I wouldn’t have considered before. I tend to be more ‘forward’ thinking, and not looking so much at my failures except for purposes of adjustment, or sometimes humor.
There are times in your life you see major changes in your path, your longer life path. Joining the LPTR group was one of those for me, and a very positive one.
I’ll never forget it, even when I can’t run anymore.