Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live ~ Jim Rohn
Running is a passion of mine. Always has been. I love what running does for my mind and body.
Granted, my dreams of becoming the next Maria Mutola, Meseret Defar, or Caster Simenya, are just that—pipe dreams. Still, I will enjoy the same euphoric “runner’s high”: that flood of endorphins, which keeps me craving for more and more, even when my body screams enough!
Running takes me places—physically and emotionally. It transports me to higher planes. To zones where I feel so liberated, I could take off and fly. With unveiled face, I commune with nature, basking in the glory of its Creator. As I inhale the fresh crisp air during my predawn runs, my body awakens. Giddily pulsing with freshly oxygenated blood, my cells relay bliss and joy from head to toe. I sweat out my worries, burdens, fears, and shame. And feed my spirit with endurance, potential, and an “I can do all things” mentality.
When I run, I’m fearless … and so I keep coming back for more, encouraged by the great cloud of witnesses who have run so boldly before me.
What “healthy highs” do you crave?
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