I’ve never felt it. Truthfully, the only time I like running is right before I go. I always think, “maybe this will be the time!” I hate running while I’m running, and I hate running after I run. I hate focusing on my breathing and my stride. I hate being sweaty and sore. I hate running.
But, I LOVE running. Why? Because no matter what thoughts are going through my head, they disappear step by step. I have had a LOT on my mind in the last month or so, and that’s really why I started running again. Sure, I want (need) to get back into shape, especially now that I’m done with grad school. I’ve really got nothing else to do when I get home at night anyways. But its the freedom from my own mind that makes me love running.
That, and every time I head out the door, I think of this video. It makes me love running that much more.