It can happen, not all at once but a feeling sneaks in slowly over time, you decide that running is just not fun anymore. You find yourself bored and thinking only of the time you have left to get it over with, you start to think of other things you would rather be doing in life. I’m guessing this kind of funk happens in all areas of our lives, kind of like a mid-life crisis. For me, I equate it to a minister doubting the existence of God at some point. I have watched other running friends face these demons and how it played out. To turn this monster, runaway train thought pattern around it might take hitting running rock bottom for some of us to finally throw on the brakes and stopping, cold turkey. I believe this gap, or call it a void, might be needed for some of us to see past the negative thoughts to be a born again runner? Perhaps stopping running for enough time to realize all that we have lost by not running might be necessary to re-kindle the flame. Perhaps reading about this scenario might save you the pain, get out there today and focus on all that that is right with your run, the glory of the run, a run you control, perhaps avoiding this negative rabbit hole all together.
Shine a light on your run today,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who can’t wait to get out the door and experience the joy of my run and all that is good because of it.