December 8 – Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond)
I spent a little bit of time on Sunday at the Aid Station/Start Finish Line of the Bigfoot 50K. Most folks coming through were finishing up their second loop, with around 10 more miles to go.
So I guess what makes me different is my happiness. I've had many people comment on me, coming into aid stations. I always have a big smile, and am happy to see people.
Well, yeah. Aid station means food, and water. Also, when you've been out there *alone* it's always good to see community again.
But I was amused by how many people were coming through, not happy-looking. True, it was a very cold, windy day, and I'm sure they weren't happy with the idea of 10 more miles to go.
But I'm always happy if I'm running trail. That is what makes me different. I go through my cycles of up, and down, and hurting, and feeling lazy, but pretty much, if I'm on trail, all is good.