Saturday, October 8, 2011

With Fall Comes New Beginings

Isn't the human body amazing?

Today I went for a small run, and I had an epiphany of sorts. We all run for different reasons. Sometimes I think we run for reasons we cannot even begin to comprehend. It has been almost a year and a half since I started running. Looking back on it all it seems so clear to me that I was running to cleanse my spirit of all its burdens and demons. Some people will run a lifetime and never be free. They will run forever, and only in that small space they have created with their running shoes will they be able to find some modicum of peace.

For now I have found peace, closure, and something intangible that I cannot quite describe. You know I only ran 3.5 miles today, but I began to think, What next? The truth is that I need to change my relationship, or perhaps evolve my relationship with running. My year of running, has been incredible in its own way. Somehow I went from someone who didn't run at all, to someone who over the last twelve months has run hundreds of miles. It is incredible, and although I would have liked to have gone farther, and have achieved more, I think my spirit achieved what it needed to.

Now it is fall again, a time of new beginnings because all of the old ones have wilted away. I have found myself. Now where do I go next, that my life has found balance, stability, and sobriety?

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