Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Own Your Run

I have been exercising as long as I can remember. Whether it was running, walking, yoga, pilates or trying to play a sport, I attempt to stay as active as possible. We all go through those moments in our life where we either reach for something to help us through or we fall apart. I reached for running.

Running is how I decompress, destress and how I allow myself to just be. Instead of thinking about what happened during the day, what to have for dinner or what bills to pay, I am simply thinking about putting one foot in front of the other.

When I saw the New Balance Love/Hate commercials, this campaign was the marketing miracle that would pull even a person who has never pounded pavement before out of bed at 5AM. Pure and perfect genius in my perspective. After all, how many of us have tried to break up with running or have just simply ignored it like a bad pickup line?

Forgetting to run or just not wanting to is so easy to do until you build that connection with it. Until you see that running can actually be your time, your space and your moment. Those little goals of going a little bit further every single time are yours and no one else’s. You own that time when there is no one around you and the air you breathe in is your own.

Own your run!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I envy you the portability of running.
I feel that way about weight training...but am working to slip the running piece into the mix.

Let It Happen said...

Remember when we used to run all the time when we were younger and you had to take two and a half steps for every one of mine just so we could stay together? Why didn't I just slow down for you? You have so much heart. Never stop moving!
~Erica

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