Nobody said it was easy, It’s such a shame for us to part… (Coldplay- The Scientist)
This morning was such a beautiful and amazing experience…that…I didn’t want to leave…
MY RUN WAS NOTHING SHORT OF PARA-PARA-PARADISE.
Sometimes the best moments and most enlightening moments come when you least expect them.
This morning, I didn’t expect to feel this ALIVE. My run was great!
IT WASN’T MY FASTEST.
But I didn’t care!
The run was easy enough for me to appreciate my surroundings and to take in every single element…
Maybe even every single step. Just maybe…
You see, sometimes we go through life wanting more…and more…and more…
UNTIL WE STOP.
How long am I gonna stand with my head stuck under the sand? (Coldplay, Speed Of Sound)
That’s how I felt this morning…STUCK in my own self-destructing ways…
Arriving at the Battlefields to run with frustration and pain.
THE STRESSORS OF LIFE BOGGING ME DOWN.
I wasn’t sucking the juice from life, instead life was sucking the juice from me:
You’re in control, is there anywhere you wanna go? You’re in control… (Coldplay, Square One)
I swiftly took the reins and refocused on what was important.
Hint: It wasn’t my run.
IT WAS MY HAPPINESS!
But since running makes me happy, I ventured deep into the woods.
I need a compass, draw me a map. I’m on the top, I can’t get back. (Coldplay, Square One)
I wanted to stay lost. My legs felt fine.
BUT I KNEW IT WAS TIME.
After 3 miles, I turned around, and headed back.
I was alone the entire time. I didn’t pass anybody. I didn’t see any animals. I didn’t mind.
The wind was gusting. I felt fine.
When I got back to my jeep, I knew I was healed…
I LET OUT A DEEP SIGH.
The sky turned gray as I smiled really bright.
I knew at once it had given me its light.
Good morning, GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!! Happy Wednesday out there!! This is a glimpse into my 6 mile run this morning at The Battlefields.
Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel like something is a little off?
Like you’re letting the events of the day unfold (and stress you out) before they even happen?
Yup, that was me this morning!! The run opened me up, though! That deserves a loud WOOHOO!!!!
(Insert YOU screaming WOOHOO!!!)
Although I LOVE running with my husband, Marc, I also really enjoy running solo, too!
NO TALKING. NO WORRYING ABOUT PACE. NOTHING.
It really keeps the focus on YOU and YOUR HAPPINESS, right?
Next time you run, walk, or exercise outdoors…
1] GO WITH THE FLOW OF THE WIND
2] REALLY FEEL YOUR BODY MOVE
3] THROW YOUR HEAD BACK AND SMILE
4] THANK YOURSELF FOR TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF (BY EXERCISING)
5] APPRECIATE THE PATH YOU’RE ON
Put the U back in YOU baby!!!
If you haven’t noticed, Coldplay is my favorite band EVER!!!!