Run to Become

I’m popping in today. I hadn’t planned on it, in fact I still have a few more guest posts lined up while we finish moving. But I just had to chime in this Friday with a little “ah ha” moment. Gotta love those!

So week has been tiring, mainly because I haven’t been sleeping. My mind has been going a million miles a minute and for no good reason. I think has something to do with that X chromosome. LOL! Winking smile But as I laced up my shoes to go for a run this morning, I realized my mind suddenly just stops OVERworking. I don’t pressure myself to go further, to become faster, to “squeeze in” every ounce of training I need for the Zooma race. Nope, I run to become more “me.” Grounded yet flexible, focused yet free spirited, passionate yet realistic. These are the characteristics I yearn to be as woman, wife, sister, friend, and daughter.

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Sure I get UBER excited when I get new shoes, new gear, and new toys. I mean, who doesn’t?

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(Saucony Virrata shoe review coming soon!)

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But these things don’t help me run to become “me.” They are used as training tools.

Running, to me, is a life tool.

A tool that helps….

Clear the mind “debris.”

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Refresh me.

Shows me how to be more trusting and thankful

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Let’s me pray, in solitude, in quietness.

I become more mindful of my surroundings and more self aware of my needs, not wants.

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Running these days is never forced, but it’s there to embrace when the moment is right.

I think you could apply this to any passion in life, sport or non sport. It’s the thing that gives you an outlet to be YOU. A “free card” you might say. And although it doesn’t define you, it helps you to EVOLVE, or rather… TO BECOME.

So here’s to evolving/becoming. One step at a time!

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What helps you to become more YOU?

Cheers!

LC