When I run, I have a cloud clearing effect. When I run marathons, I feel like I can master the world problems from the thoughts that I have on the road. Anyone that runs will agree that there is something so freeing about placing one foot in front of the other. Over and over and over again.
I also become very emotional. This is something that I do not understand. I traditionally do not listen to music for the first half of a marathon. It gives me something to look forward to on the second half, and during the second half when I feel like I can not go any further the music makes it easier. It is a distraction from the torture I am putting my body through.
I am known to sing and dance down the path towards the finish line if I really like a good song. I am also known to be sobbing as I am running too.
The funny thing is, I just don't care.
The people around me, think it is cool.
What are the odds? There is a certain camaraderie among runners. Something that is so sadistic about our souls that binds us together and makes us understand and not judge one another.
I think there also becomes a point where you are so exhausted that you just don't care.
There are many reasons that I run, this is certainly one of them.