Hello everyone and welcome back to the work week. Let's all have a collective groan. ::groan::
It's Monday and a time to look forward to all the opportunities we have this coming week to learn, grow and improve. I know some people are working off the hangover from last nights Super Bowl. (I wasn't rooting for any team in particular, I was doing all the cooking so I didn't even get to see the game.) All of us are recovering from this weekend though, as it held lots of activities and events.
I find that as I get into the next week, that feelings or issues tend to carry over and interrupt the "newness" of the week; a fresh start of sorts. The weekends activites or happenings tend to overshadow or cloud the excitement of achieving new goals or pursuing of long standing ones, if they were unsavory.
Without going into too much detail, I had a rollercoaster of a weekend. Feelings of joy and happiness, down to sadness and downright depression. It is tough to shake the funk off and meet the new day with optimism and look forward to a better week.
So today's Momentum Monday definitely strikes a cord with me, because I have never felt like this more than I do today.
This is the time where I leave all my gadgets at home and I just throw on some running clothes, my sneakers and hit the road. No Garmin. No music. Nothing but me and the road. That freedom is, for lack of better terms, freeing. I can process my thoughts and let go of any hurt or hate or betrayal or sadness that I have bottled up. I let my body pick the pace and let it run it out. I leave it all out on the pavement and come back with a clear mind and a better mood. I've released everything I was holding onto consciously and subconsciously. I may not be 100% better, but I know what direction to go in to make that happen.
Question for you: Does running help you to release your pent up issues? If not, what helps you to clear your mind?