"Life can pull you down, but running always lifts you up" Jenny Hadfield "Passing the Torch"
I read this quote today and it really sums up my relationship with running some days. There are days that are challenging. Life can be very real sometimes. It is easy to get stress out, anxious, worried, etc. For me running can be the thing that helps me get peace during those hectic days. Just this Friday, I could feel the anxiety and stress creeping in on me as I was getting ready to head out of town. It was a morning of running errands with the girls, packing, and making sure things were set for the weekend. Stella (our youngest) went down for her nap and Addi was entertained by a movie, so I took the opportunity to get on the treadmill. As I took those first few steps I could feel my mind relax and mood elevate. Through these steps I was able to clear my head. That is the thing about running, it is my time to clear my head and get a hold of my thoughts. It's like a reset to my attitude and emotions. I can have time with myself and a lot of times my Heavenly Father. Sometimes it takes just a mile and my mind is refreshed. Sometimes it takes 10 miles, sometimes 16. Friday, it took 5 easy miles and I found my peace that day.
I am thankful everyday for this.
I wish you all a great week.
How do find your peace in life?