When You’re Down #TheRunningWriter

I miss my trails. Like big time. I’m used to running 30-40 miles per week  I’m used to spending hours out on the trails, frolicking amongst the wildlife, watching sunrises, and bonding with my Trail Sisters. I knew I loved it, but I never realize just how much until I have to step away from it for a while. 

Right now, as I sit on my patio watching the sun rise over the hills I’m normally running, I asked my myself, “How will I make it through the next couple of months?”  

It’s a fair question for anyone faced with challenges, whether it’s with work, family, friends, and yes, even exercise nuts. 

Today I answer it by sitting on the patio and enjoying the quiet. Enjoying the slow pace of the day. Running through my list of things I am thankful for. That really helps lift the sadness that tends to darken my normal optimism. Helps me to remember I still have a lot to be thankful for. 

Guys, it’s ok to be a little sad when life isn’t all rosy. It’s going to happen. To everyone. 

You’re not bad or crazy or horrible if you feel a little sad. The key is, we have to work through it and not stay there too long. 

Friends, family, faith–those are key to helping us not stay stuck in the sadness. 

Hang in there, my friends. We will get through this together!  

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