Thursday, December 09, 2010

True Freedom

"People ask why I run. I say, "If you have to ask, you will never understand". It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels."

~Erin Leonard, athlete

That about covers it this week. I feel better than I have probably in, well, ever. I now understand what the pain of pushing yourself feels like, instead of the pain of your body not being strong. It took a tweaked nerve to get me to open my eyes and truly focus on healing myself. While healing, I truly became a runner.

The kicker is, I loved running even with all the extra pain. I accepted the pain as normal. I can't even tell you how long I had truly been hurting, the body is amazing the way it just adapts. It wasn't until the pain went away that I realized what I had been living with. I've come to a whole new level, and I don't ever want to go back.

I'll give a better update next week, since I got a little off this week due to trying to finish up holiday madness. But I'm here, and I'm still running.

1 comment:

Tyler Hurst said...

Running is like a deep-tissue massage, it hurts like hell at first, but once you get used to it, you feel better ALL THE TIME.