I have officially been running for 31 consecutive days.
Now that I think about, I’m not even quite sure why I decided to do this in the first place.
Over time, it seems that our reasons for doing things change over the course of the journey. Or maybe we just lose sight of the reasons.
For me, after a while, running every day just became second nature. Another daily routine, like brushing my teeth or eating a meal.
The Runner’s World Run Streak will be ending in exactly a week, however I’m not so sure if I’ll even end it just yet. Throughout my life, running has always been a form of therapy. A way to maintain a strong mental health. (And I’ve written about this before; when I stay away from running for a long enough period of time, I literally begin having mental breakdowns)
It’s always good to re-discover our reasons for the things we love to do. Without recognizing our reasons and motives for these things, everything just seems sort of meaningless. We need to feel that what we do has purpose. We need to feel that to attain happiness.
I never want to lose sight of the reasons I run. Knowing why I love running gives me hope that a feeling like this can last. A feeling of passion.
In life, we stray from many things. The love we feel in a relationship. The love for our job. Sometimes even the love of life.
It’s necessary to be in touch with our reasons for the things we love to do. It’s necessary to survive.