The escapePosted: January 23, 2012
Running is therapeutic. It’s like a good massage when you are tense. It’s like having a good conversation with a friend or family member or taking a hot shower on a cold day. Running is an escape.
It’s not always about competing. Running is not always about hitting that personal best. It’s often about getting away and leaving the world behind.
Try it sometime. Pick a route you know. Take the watch off. Leave the iPod at home and just run. Forget about everything else. Hear the wind whistle in your ears. Feel your heart beating. Listen to how you breath. Disconnect.
“I can’t do that. I’m training for a marathon right now.” you say? All good marathon training plans have easy days in them. They are built in on purpose. Pick a route where you know the mileage and take it easy. The marathon is half mental. It put’s stress on the mind as well as the body. Give your mind a break and just run.
I won’t hurt your progress. I promise. In fact it may help.
I alluded to Zen running in a recent post about gadgets. Zen runners don’t need to be connected. They probably don’t want to be connected. Thats why we call them Zen runners. They run just to run.
Give it a try. Escape. Disconnect. Run free!
Question: Do you ever run just to escape life?