I saw my acupuncturist today, who also happens to be my friend and running partner. At the end of our session, she recommended that while I’m off running, I look for other things that feed my soul, because clearly, that’s what I am missing right now without running.
So I gave it some thought. Of course my family feeds my soul, as do my friends. But taking that out of the picture, what other passions do I have beyond running? My writing, yes, to an extent. Reading, cycling, swimming. I like them all–love reading, actually–but do they give me the same food that running does? Nah.
This may make me one-dimensional. It may make me boring. It may mean that something is lacking in my life. But, truth be told, I don’t really feel like it. Probably don’t even care.
When I can run, I have a true passion. It’s my bet that I’m one of the lucky ones out there–I think there are probably lots and lots of people who haven’t found a passion in life like I have. So yes, I’m not feeding my soul very well right now and I’m sad about that. But sooner or later, I will have that food back.
What about you? Do you have food for your soul outside of running?