Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Eleven Hundred Seventy-Four


September 23, 2020
7.52 Miles in 1:18:36
Mood: Thinking about big picture stuff and the part running plays in my life.
Soundtrack: Fleet Foxes "Shore"

The world is a mess right now. Angst is flowing hard everywhere you go between the upcoming election, police violence, pestilence across the world, half the western United States burning and political upheaval it seems that pretty much all news is bad news of late. It's easy to succumb to the dull dread of it all, which is one of the best things about running. I can just get on a trail, listen to music, and things are fine for awhile. Plus it's good for me physically too! I sometimes think back to where I was 8 years ago before I started running and wonder how my life would be different if I hadn't, and I honestly wonder if I'd even still be alive. I was overweight and unhealthy, and running may have actually saved my life. I'd probably still be here, but the pandemic and all these uncertain times would have been so much harder on me, so thank you running...without this activity that is so important to me now, my life would certainly be worse than it is now. 

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