As you figured out from yesterday’s post, the half marathon on Sunday was just plain difficult. I kept attempting to zone out as I normally do during my daily runs to remove myself from my discomfort but no matter how I tried, I just couldn’t do it.
Running, in general though, is great for spacing out and letting your mind wander, don’t you think?
I have sorted through so many things while running loops around my neighborhood which not only helped to clear my head but also helped me to develop some really awesome (and deep) blog posts.
Lately however, my head is completely clear while I run.
I have nothing weighing on my mind, nothing to sort through, nothing to ponder more than which grocery store will have the cheapest berries this week.
Like really, where the heck are the decent priced blueberries already?
I just can’t even get over though, now that I reflect back on it, how many situations I worked through in my life while logging those miles.
Unresolved issues that were still lingering in my background were somehow brought to the surface as my feet were pounding away at the pavement.
Understanding my divorce, dealing with dating junk, personal growth stuff, motherhood, diet, exercise, weight….life….all tackled in such a beautiful way mentally which translated into posts to share with you.
I feel so lucky that not only was I able to dig deep so often but I was able to translate those thoughts into words to share with you, hopefully helping not only myself but others with some of the topics I have covered.
Running is awesome for mental clarity but so is writing. Getting those thoughts organized and out of your head is as great as cleaning out a closet.
It’s therapeutic, soothing and like taking a weight off of your shoulders. Sometimes we don’t actually solve a problem but we find a really good way to deal with it, live with it and make the best of it.
Since I don’t have a deep post for you right now (unless you want 700 words on blueberries), I thought it would be a good time to round some of my favorites for you instead.
Outgrowing Your Past <– can you ever really go back?
Never Be Stuck Again <– I still think about this post.
A Mile In My Shoes <– you really don’t know what you would do until it happens to you.
Retrain Your Brain <– the mind is a powerful thing.
Motherhood & Marriage Are Anything But Easy <– my response to a controversial article.
You Never Sleep Again <–ugh, love this post on motherhood.
Remembering Your Independence <– independence is really important no matter your relationship status.
Listening To Your Intuition <– do you ignore your intuition?
Running Hills Through Your Past <– love this post.
Organize Your Life To Organize Your Mind <– how do you stay organized?
Helping A Friend <– so important to be there for your friends.
Dating After Divorce <– I could write a book on the topic.
Understanding The Four Sides Of YOU <– a great way to take a good honest look at yourself.
How To Start Running <– not a how to, more of how I started running…we all start somewhere!
How “I Think” I Run Injury Free <– total taboo topic for me!
How Pregnancy And Motherhood Affect Your Running Routine <– one of my faves, featured on Blogher!
I Would Back Burner It All Over Again <– I didn’t workout when my son was little.
How To Become A Morning Runner <– I make myself laugh.
Treadmill Racing <–I still see this woman at my gym!
Definitely check out my Running page, I am always updating it to include workouts, playlists, recaps and other posts!
Finding Balance With Your Body:
A Life Without The Scale <– still one of my most viewed posts!
Jeans Can Lie – NEDA Week <– Jeans can lie, just like the scale.
Waiting For Monday <–definitely one of my faves.
Put Away Your Measuring Cup <– please don’t measure your spinach.
Food Over Medicine <– absolutely.
What Do You Mean You Forgot To Eat? – I will never understand.
Learning From Mistakes <– that’s the goal.
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Are you able to zone out during races?
If you are a blogger, do you write posts in your head while running?
How much are the fresh blueberries in your area right now?