A friend shared with me this article that features part of The Oatmeal’s “The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances”. And I cried at the end.
And then I wondered if maybe I am missing those long, exhausting runs. Because why else would I cry?
And maybe my attitude toward running has been poor lately because my attitude about everything has been poor lately.
Maybe I have a bad attitude because my only child is going off to Kindergarten in a couple of weeks and I’m feeling a little left behind.
Or maybe it’s because I’m going to be 36 and I thought I’d be living my passion by now.
Or maybe it’s because I don’t know what my passion is.
Maybe, like The Oatmeal said (more brilliantly), running helps keep me a little bit dumb so I don’t over think things.
Maybe I need to go for a run right now…
I loved this as well when I saw it the other week. I can relate to those feelings, I’ve certainly had them but they are missing on this front too, I know how you feel. I think it’ll come back for all of us in time!