Taking a little break from the usual training posts. I’m not sure what to think of this but I’m apparently feeling a little philosophical.
This year, we’ve had a lot of bad moments to get through. However, largely due to at least some of what’s been going on, I’ve also found some very special moments I’ve been able to enjoy, nothing more so than running with my daughter.
Normally, the schedule just doesn’t work out well and I don’t have many opportunities to get out for a run with her. This year, because I’ve been working from home, I was able at any time to ask her if she wanted to join me for a run. It was a regular thing, happening about 3 times a week on average, for her to join me for the first mile or so of my run before I would set out for the remainder on my own.
I can’t even express how much I enjoyed these runs. It was so great to connect with her by doing something we both enjoy doing. As difficult as this year has been and as terrible as the circumstances leading to me working from home have been, I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to connect with her in this way.
Maybe it’s running with someone special to you, maybe something else. Whatever the case, find those moments that mean more than just the run itself. Enjoy them to the fullest and hang on to them. These are the moments that make your running and your life in general greater than the individual acts.