I believe a good runner who finishes his race no matter what the circumstance has got the race mind set needed for racing. I feel by running I can achieve anything I set my mind to do. It makes me feel that the problem will become my greatest opportunity. I feel strong at the end and confident. It erases all the cobwebs in my mind and clears my thoughts. I feel my muscles, “ache” while training but I know someone else is aching in this world. Running lets you know there is an end to the suffering. It is a healthy release of all pain and a knowledge that the body will survive. It centers who you are. Bring it on…………it is the greatest challenge for yourself.
“The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.”
― Deepak Chopra
I went out for 15 miles this morning. It was 87 degrees, humidity 67% and very hot. My hamstring was still bothering me but I plowed very slow threw the run. It has brought back many reasons why I love this sport. It allows my breathing to sync with my body. Feeding oxygen to it’s needed organs and muscles. It allows my mind to come back to create and think what ever my heart desires, it quiets down from all the stresses life puts on you. I become part of the earth, taking just the energy needed and exchanging back what it needs from me. I am grateful for this life and am grateful with this connection. I don’t live to run, I run to live. It corrects my spirit and my body sinking harmony with the earth. I am grateful to be able to enjoy something that centers everything about me. I am a runner. An ULTRA RUNNER
“Both desire and imagination are stored in the mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness.”
― Eric Thomas