Monday, March 29, 2010
Hitting the Perfect Stride
Every person knows what it feels like to hit the perfect stride, regardless if you are a runner or not. It is that moment when you feel everything fall into place like clockwork. It can be at your job, in a meeting, in your personal life, whatever the circumstances might be, it's when you find your "sweet spot." I was a little sore yesterday and didn't really feel like running, but I laced up my tennis shoes like I do everyday and made myself go for what I thought would be a quick run. As I increased the speed on the treadmill, I felt everything fall away. There was no pressure for time. I didn't feel like I needed to be doing anything else, but running. My heart, head and body became perfectly aligned and I felt myself hit the perfect stride. It was the best feeling and it was one that I hadn't felt in years. I didn't think about bills, boyfriends, jobs, moving... I didn't think about anything, I just ran. There was no heavy weight holding me back. It felt so good to be light again- heart, mind, body and soul.