Sunday, June 21, 2009

hit the road, jack.

Currently listening to: Interpol
Currently feeling: good

i bought new running shoes yesterday.
it's the best investment i've made in a long time.
they're asics.
do you know what asics stands for?
the latin phrase translated: "a sound mind and body".

running has become a saving grace. normally i go towards the square, up mississippi, etc. but yesterday evening i was eager to try out my new shoes and was looking for something i went the opposite way--i ran out of town. a few blocks from campus, highway H opens up into wide open space. i took off with no destination or stopping point in mind...i just started running.

it was the best run i have ever had--highway H is long and hilly, there was open road as far as i could see. the cool of the summer night was setting in. all i could hear were the crickets, the occasional car zoom past, and the sound of my feet hitting the pavement.

the past two days i have run further and faster than ever. maybe it's the new shoes (seeing as they have cushioning that my old ones were lacking because they were so broken down). maybe it's the new route. or maybe my mind and body are finally getting on the same page.

for me, running is freedom.
it's time alone.
just me, the road, and my thoughts.
it's the beginning of my road back to a sound mind and body.

and from now on, i'm leaving my problems on the pavement.

1 comment:

carina said...

I just want you to know that I love you.

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