Yesterday I went for a run outside. Okay, so what right? Here’s the shocker, I haven’t ran outside in almost 3 years. Looking at this typed out before me is mind blowing. Running outside was my everything. Here’s why…
1. When I got into fitness out door running was my first plan of action
2. It was my therapy
3. Is was my inspiration
4. It is how I started every day with a clear head and created goals
I felt like I’ve had something missing in my life and I feel like I’ve just reconnected with my inner happiness. When I first started running, I would get up at 5 a.m. and watching the sun rise, how could I have let this slip out of my life?
So we find ourselves wondering “Why did I stop?” Goals changed and plans changed. I was so focused on the “game training” I had forgotten about my peace of mind and love for the outdoors. My focus became weight lifting, tread mill HIIT cardio, and the “oh so” coveted stair climber. I became obsessed with the numbers on the machines before me. Obsessed with measuring and controlling.
There is something so special and peaceful about running outside. Alone worth your thoughts, with your breath. No sounds of cardio machines, buttons or slamming weights. It just you and your motivation and the fresh air. Completely free and wild, with no boundaries and no limits.
For me it’s a place to clear my head. Its a place to breathe in the fresh and the new, and release the toxic buildup of stress and negative thoughts. Being outside has always been a place that I have felt at such peace. And on a side note, the feeling of submerging into water is just a whole other topic for a whole other day. But, it is the little things like this that that I have forgotten. It is the little things like this that I have unintentionally removed from my life. It is amazing that one small change has made me feel so high and lifted. How I am feeling right now I don’t think I could express in words, it’s euphoric.
… I have that feeling of excitement you get when you run into an old friend that you haven’t seen in a long time and you are just so excited to be in their presence that you just absolutely have to know everything that that have been up, even though you are both most likely in a rush so you are talking very fast trying your best to catch up…..
Phew, that was wordy. *wipes sweat from forehead*
This morning I was able to reconnect with myself. Able to tune out and disconnect but remain present. I remember taking in all the beautiful things around me, seeing new plants, trees. Taking notice in the growth of the world around me on these paths I haven’t traveled in so long.
I felt so inspired and uplifted. I am feeling so happy and motivated that I just had to sit down and type my thoughts to share with you. If you are reading this, know that I am writing this because I want you to be happy and motivated too. I want to blast every ray of sunshine on those of you who are struggling to be happy and find motivation. The world has so much to offer you, but it’s hidden, like the Laberythn. There are so many open doors open for you, it just hard to see them. And sometimes to move forward, you need to take a step back. For instance, going for a run outside after 3 years.