I’ve had a bad week, relatively speaking. I always try to keep that in the perspective that it should be kept–I have a happy, fortunate life. But for my good life, there have been a few rough patches this week.
That being said, today’s run served as great therapy. We’ve been in the middle of a long, nasty cold snap here in the Mid-Atlantic, but today when I headed out, there were signs of a small thaw. The sun was shining in a cloudless sky, the wind was mercifully gone (it’s been brutal lately) and the temperatures were moving up. About three miles into my run, I was actually peeling off a layer because I was getting too warm–good stuff!
I was out there for a bit over eight miles and during that time, I was able to release some of the tension I’d built up over the last few days. I was able to process through some of the issues I’m facing right now. I felt like a big load had been lifted. My head was clear and I was ready to get down to work.
To me, that’s quite a payback for a short amount of time invested. It’s just one of the many gifts I get from running.