With everything that has been going on the past little bit I have not been running as much as I would like… and by that I mean that as I have been driving from meeting to meeting the past few weeks, I literally feel this overwhelming urge to just stop the car and run. Do you ever get that feeling?
I know it might sound silly, but I have missed my daily runs. My daily time to myself. I would be lying if I said I solved any of the world’s problems when I ran, however, I am pretty sure that my running allows me to be better at my job, better as a person and happier. Anyway, the past few weeks have been so hectic that I have not been able to take “my time” to run and gather my thoughts. I could definitely tell the strain these past few weeks. Not only have I felt sluggish, I just have not felt like myself. I am normally always happy go-lucky and I could tell that it was getting more difficult by the day to be happy go-lucky.
Yesterday was my first day back “in the saddle” so to speak. I didn’t go for a super long run, only 5 miles or so, but that was the happiest I have been in a while… my music was just going, my feet were leading the way and I didn’t have a care in the world… While it wasn’t my fastest time, who cares? I don’t. It was the first time I’ve felt like me, the collected happy me, not spastic, stressed out version of me, in a few months.
Each of us gets something different from running, but for me, running gives me focus, clarity, joy and peace. Oh and the ability to eat pasta and have an excuse (carb loading, what?).
Until We Meet Again,