Ask any marathoner why they run and most of them will tell you something along the lines of “To improve my time, my personal record. Because it’s a challenge. It forces me to focus on something and be dedicated and prove to myself that I can do it.” Blah. Blah. Blah.
That is – of course – why I also run marathons.
But put all that aside and really the reason that I love to run is because with every step I take I can escape. I can lose myself. I am lighter. My worries are suspended. I am happy. I am free. I am at peace.
I hadn’t necessarily planned on running so soon after Boston – but I have needed to run this week. And the 45 – 50 minutes I’ve run each day has brought me the peace that I’ve needed.