MODRUN Week 3 Day 5: Easy Does It

Just a short run early in the morning to make sure I get at least a mile in, and because running is how I clear my mind to deal with stuff. There’s lots to get through today – physically and emotionally.

Today, I have to attend the funeral of a man I sat next to at church in our communion service just 4 months ago. He was the head elder in our church years ago before I started attending so I didn’t know him very well but I sat next to him during the service and we had a little conversation. That was the last Saturday in December. And today I am attending his funeral. It’s just a reminder that the line between life and death is faint. In the last couple years, I’ve lost so many people close to me, family members, acquaintances, church members, last year we lost one of our Pathfinders and it never seems to get easier. So much loss and yet we have to focus on what remains and just love the people that are still around us.

Must keep going!

Today’s run was 1. 83 miles in 18 minutes. Did a couple of hill repeats to stretch my calves. I think my gait is better when I run up hills, probably because I run slower. After the run, I walked and stretched and that was my exercise for this morning.

Posing in a store window after the run
Posing in a store window after the run

I’ll be running errands all day to prepare for a lot of projects I am working on this weekend and it’s just great to get a sweat early in the morning and get the day started right, even if the evening looks like it’s going to be a tearjerker.

How do you deal with emotional situations? 

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer says:

    I can’t remember where I first heard it, but there’s a saying about how you can’t run FROM your emotions, but you can run THROUGH them. I believe that 100%!

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    1. runwright says:

      Love that quote! I don’t know if it’s the rhythmic pounding of my feet on the sidewalk, or the fact that there is no one talking to me, or being outside or just the fact that I’m doing something so primal and ordinary but running really helps.

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      1. Jennifer says:

        hmmm… probably “all of the above”!

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