The Runner’s Nous

I took a short break from running after the marathon in December. Last week I was back up to 7 miles.

Around mile 3 or 4 I realized I was back in my heart space. I started thinking about other runners sinking down and wondered if this is part of the addiction.

I have actively participated in many sports, but there are few that let you be alone with yourself for long periods of time.  Take away the ipod, the radio, and a running buddy and you have to face who you are on a long run.

Some of my best decisions have come from a long run. I didn’t realize at the time, but it was because I was viewing the decision from my nous.

May you appreciate finding out who you are when you are all alone.

“Sinking down is when we get out of our head and look at life from our heart” – Katie Roberts

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