You can apply it to anything in life really. I feel like I'm merely surviving lately. One foot in front of the other...left right left right. There is no "thriving". Just day in and day out, non-stop chaos that I call my reality. Get babies dressed, get lunches and bottles made, get everyone to work/school, get everyone home, fed, bathed, loved on, put to bed, chores, board meetings, bill paying, running, preschool dance class, grad school work, have I mentioned tax season yet? Repeat. I am too tired to keep writing about my tiring days. But I just have to keep moving.
I like running. I don't love it, but I like it. It's my release and what keeps me strong mentally, the physical gain is just a side-effect to me. I love a good challenge and running is just my speed. If I'm feeling depressed, a long run is the remedy. Stressed? Let's do a quick 3.1. Regardless, I always feel accomplished when I hit the "end" button on my watch.
I long to be able to hit "end" at the end of a long, tiresome, day...at least "pause". I just want to be able to feel accomplished at the end of the day. But there is always something unresolved that causes my mind to continue running. They say "run a race in thirds: the first with your head, the second with your personality and the third with your heart." I have the first two covered, but for whatever reason, my heart just isn't in this day to day race.
I just want to be with my babies, I feel like I'm missing too much and everything is just running in a blur past me. I want to keep up, I want to catch up...but wherever I am running, to or from, I never seem to reach the finish line.
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