Running deinstitutionalizes me. It cures me of the sickness of boredom in everyday life. I can run on the road. I can run on the trail. I can run outside the lines.
Run too much? There’s no such thing as run too much (well, minus overtraining injuries…). You can go run 2 or 20 miles for fun, race 3.1 or 31 miles because you want to or feel like you need to, not because you have to, not because someone told you to.
Running makes me want to run further. I want to run 50 miles, 100k, 100 miles. Running makes me feel so free that it makes me want to run long-forever if I could.
I am a runner.
I love to run.
I love to run fast or slow, I love to run short or long, I love to just get out the door and I feel free every single time I do. No matter how far or short, fast or slow, good or shitty I feel, I feel free.
Rush to work, rush at work, rush to get home. Running? You just go. Fast, slow, doesn’t freaking matter. Just go. Do what your body lets you do, do what your body tells you to do. Just go and get lost in the moment. Get the shit out of your head, daydream about what you want or enjoy the environment you’re in. Night, day, street, track, trail, sidewalk, no matter where, no matter how, you love it.
It makes you feel free. Free from your job, your responsibilities at home, free from stress, free from whatever constrains you.
Running makes me feel free and that is why I run.