A new blog, a fresh start, and a place to document process. The process of running, training, evolving, reaching, and refining… So here we go.
Why do I run? For the generic, ”It calms me, it renews me, it makes me a better person, for the challenge, for community…” Recently on a run I asked myself for the additional and authentic answers.
I use to run from myself and shortcomings. I ran from problems, confusion, loneliness, the work day, and essentially commitments. I didn’t love it, but the more I ran the more grounded I felt, realizing the movements didn’t make me feel lost but gave me space for my mind to wander and a place where my thoughts are allowed to process.
My relationship with running has evolved over the past 6 years to not running from weakness but towards strength. I no longer feel chased, but have become the chaser. I run to pursue the unknown but still desired. I chase after beautiful sunsets, silhouettes of a better me, and goals that no longer seem like dreams. Running wakes up my senses and spirit, running is my gateway to reality. I run because I find stability in constant motion.