Another cool thing about running (the list is infinite!): I love the fact that in this sport, I can participate in the same events as the sport’s elite. I know this idea has been beaten to death, but it is still amazing to me that I can actually run the same race as Haile or Paula, and at the same time!* Seriously, how many recreational hockey players get to play against Sidney Crosby, especially in a serious event where the results count?
*okay, so I never have run in the same race as those two particular people, but technically I could!