Monday Meditation: Clear your soul

16 Sep

As I was flipping through the October issue of Runner’s World, I came across this little pearl of running wisdom and had an instantaneous reaction of, “YES!”

“When you’ve had the perfect run, you’ve cleared your soul.”

– Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train

You know those kinds of runs. The kind where you head out with so much weighing on you that you feel heavy and anxious but return radiating light and peace. Somehow the run smoothed out the worry lines on your forehead, eased the tension in your body, and shed the burdens from your core. You are cleansed through your physical efforts, freed.

Running can take you on so many journeys, but the most important is the one within yourself. A run (especially a long one) can become a confessional where your truths are revealed in every step and through every breath. That suffering naturally releases as the miles tick away and you simply let go.

Yes, that is the perfect run.

Happy running!

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