When I run, I feel in control. My body might feel alien to me because of various pains / problems right now... but I feel so much less vulnerable when I'm running. For a while every day for the past 10 days, I've struggled, but I've found a little piece of life which I felt was still in my control. When everything else has felt like it's sliding away from me, running is still mine.
This evening, I ran with Sweatshop. I ran with a friend who is always lovely company. I ran slowly. It was painful. I'm still wheezy from the tonsillitis / chest infection I've had. But I'm still running.
If you have the chance to grab a bit of life just for yourself, you want to hold onto it really tightly. Because when things are tough, it makes all the difference. Running every day has made running part of my normal life - and I need normal right now.
298 days is a powerful amount of normal.
Geeky stats stuff
|Avg Pace:||9:33 min/mi|
|Elevation Gain:||140 ft|