Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Really

Another repost.  I don't think this is just for running.  I think whatever you do meditatively, things will get better. 

Deep down inside my secret places, I am an optimist.  Realists actually are.


So I Went for a Run
http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/so-i-went-run


Spoiler alert: Things got better. When you're a runner, they always do.

By Mark Remy.Published

April 2, 2013..

I was angry, so I went for a run. And things got better.

I was confused, so I went for a run. And things got better.

I was exhausted, so I went for a run. And things got better.

I was lost, unsure, empty, afraid. Certain that whatever was left of my sanity had snapped, had come untethered and floated away, to a place so high and remote that I would never see it again, and that even if I did, I wouldn't recognize it.

So I went for a run. And things got better.

I felt like things could not possibly get worse, so I went for a run. And things got better.

(Another time, I felt like things could not get much better. I went for a run. Things got much better.)


After enough miles, over enough runs and enough years, I realized: No matter what, no matter when, or where, or why, I can find my shoes and go for a run and things will get better.

And that realization? Just knowing that?

It made things better.