“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.”
Fresh snow. How does it make you feel? Do you love or hate the white stuff that falls from the sky? I used to be a curmudgeon about winter, dreaded it actually…until I took up running. Running has brought out the inner kid in me, a sort of release of emotions. It’s amazing how the mind works and how your perspective changes as you grow older. I’ve learned a lot about myself through my running. Running has given me the freedom to feel good in my own skin, to be true to myself, and to never give up.
I love how a run can totally change how you feel in that moment. Maybe you’re having a bad day, feeling down or anxious, or things are piling up and you feel a bit lost. The moment you lace your shoes up, something happens to your mind and you let things go. You focus on your breath, your stride and rhythm, the sound of your cadence. I lOVE this feeling. It grounds me, keeps me focused on what I love to do, what I’m ABLE to do. I’m so happy to have found this release, to have found this sport that has changed my mind, body and soul for the good.
Has running helped you cope? Do you feel a change in your soul after a run? I hope you get out there and enjoy any sport or hobby that brings you joy and gives you that “inner kid” happiness again. I’ve also learned a lot from my own two boys about living in the moment, being your true self and finding joy in the smallest things (Boys…I truly love our EPIC football games in the yard, the snow has added an extra element of surprise to field.. ..thanks for teaching me the game you both love so much!!!!!)
…. who doesn’t want to feel like a kid again?? I know I do!!!!!
Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season……….looking forward to the adventures that await us all in 2018!!!!!!! Find your inner kid……… 🙂 🙂
Happy Trails………keep inspiring and be kind to each other……… see ya on the trails…..