The perfect addiction

Monday, February 13, 2012

I was trying to explain to my husband tonight why I enjoy running. It's difficult and I have a complicated relationship with the road.
I love running because it makes me feel strong. I love the way my feet feel when they hit the ground. I love that although I'm not a lightweight person, most days I feel light when my feet hit the ground. I love running because in my life, I feel I need to be in control and running allows me to give some of that up. It's unpredictable even if I set the pace and number of miles. I never know exactly what kind of run I'll have. I may be feeling really good and for some reason I just can't find my stride or my breathing isn't right, but I finish my set distance. I may be having a terrible day and dragging my feet out to run and I get out there and everything is perfect. Sometimes my mind is in it but my body isn't...something hurts or doesn't feel right, but I still finish. This is what keeps me coming back for more.
Running is the perfect addiction.
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