Where did the weekend go? It feels like I just went to sleep on Friday and woke up the next morning and it's Monday. It seems like we can't wait for the summer to come and all the fun and festivities it brings, then when it's finally here, it goes by so quickly. Can you believe this is the last full week of July already? Yeah, take a moment to ponder that. Next week it is August already. ::mind blown:: This summer is going by way too quickly, am I right?
During this seemingly whirlwind of a weekend, I got a nice long run in with some great ladies. I ran 6 miles, which was the longest run I have done since the Rock and Roll Half Marathon on June 22, yeah, that's a month ago. Sad right? Well I don't feel that way, and I'll tell you why. I took two weeks off from running due to a myriad of things, but the biggest issue of all was the lack of will to run. I didn't run a stitch and worried that I wouldn't be conditioned enough for my upcoming half in August.
Then over the past couple of weeks I have been slowly building up my running and trying to be more consistent with my runs. Unfortunately consistency isn't like a light switch, you can't just turn it on and expect it to stay on, you need to build it up and work at it. I'm running more during the weeks and building up my mileage. Over the past two weeks I really had a transition, a change in my thinking and being, and all I can credit to that is my running. So today's Momentum Monday quote has really fit in with my life and training recently.
I feel better after I run. I feel like I can process things more clearly after I run. Life doesn't seem so cloudy after I run. Everything is clearer and just makes sense. So why wouldn't running make sense? This feeling fuels more runs, then with more runs it perpetuates this feeling and it just becomes natural that I continue. It seems to make sense in my life and my friends tell me how they enjoy reading along with my experiences and congratulate me for my continuing to run. When I hear that though, it is never a doubt in my mind that running, for me, just makes sense.
Now it's your turn: Does running help you to sort through what is going on in your head? Do you feel like sometimes the only solution is to go for a run?