You might have noticed by now that this is my blog’s tagline and what I close out most of blog posts with. But Why “Run Free, Run Strong” ?
Work, Run, Cook Dinner, Make Lunches, Fall Asleep, Repeat. Does anyone else feel like their lives take on a repetitive pattern?
Sometimes We get stuck in our daily routines where time just passes us by . Too often, there’s hardly any time for LIFE left over!
Finding balance between life and running is something I struggle with on a daily basis. I can be out running and think of the long “to do” list I have to still do once I get back home. Occasionally, I will feel a pang of guilt that I am
ignoring putting off the laundry, etc, for the selfish purpose of getting my run in. Then I take a minute and remind myself that THIS is important too. It’s not just about Fitness, it’s about my mental clarity. Those moments of clear headedness following a run that can last for hours on end. I remind myself that I am running to free my mind and to free body of whatever is ailing it.
When you’ve had the perfect run, you’ve cleared your soul.
Pat Monahan, Lead singer of Train
We don’t just run for the purpose of getting/staying in shape, do we? Nope. We run to work out issues that are bothering us. To overcome a bad breakup. To make peace. To come to a decision. Whatever the reason you run, you are out there busting your butt and getting STRONGER. Running takes you to wherever you want to go: It may be towards a decision, or away from an unhealthy situation. Hey it may just take you to your next BIG thing because we all have something that fuels us. The possibilities are endless- you have found your inner strength and become STRONGER. And it’s all because you’re a runner 🙂
It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else.
Get out there and RUN FREE, RUN STRONG today!