This post today is short, sweet, and fueled by the overwhelming happiness I got from my unexpected 10 mile run yesterday…
Nothing special happened. I didn’t take a new route, I didn’t run with a friend… I didn’t meet a guy and fall in love (oh my gosh this is how I would want it to happen though…)
I just tied up my shoes, and took off.
I have been loving my “run slower” approach. I am completely rediscovering the absolute BEAUTY that running is and provides. I had no goal distance yesterday, no goal pace. I was purely out there For The Love Of The Run.
I had a smile on my face that didn’t fade.
I found myself looking down at my striding legs and pounding feet, just in awe of their resilience and endurance.
I kept thinking…“How lucky am I that I get to do this? I have the ability to RUN…”
Sometimes, this moment just hits you. We have all felt it before. It doesn’t happen every run. Not even once a month necessarily…. but that is why it makes these runs so magical and special when you do get that ultimate, all-consuming JOY.
I truly believe I am talking with God on my runs and bringing Joy to His name… I feel so intimate with Him in those solitary moments when it is just Us. It is almost like I am shouting His name with every step.
Yesterday’s run was a reminder of why I run. And as I drove to my therapy appointment and saw an older man pounding the pavement next to me with a slight grimace on his face, revealing the effort he was putting forth and the strength of his willpower… I again felt the High. I felt the High for Him, I felt the High for Me, I felt the High for everyone.
We runners are a strange breed…a strange and Beautiful breed.
I wish you all a day full of Joy and unexpected beautiful moments!
When was your last “Beautiful” run?
What makes a run perfect in your mind?