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Running: Beyond the Miles

As I sit down to write this, I reflect on my lifelong journey as a runner. It’s a journey that has shaped not only my physical endurance but also my mental resilience. Running, for me, is more than just a sport; it’s a profound connection to my inner self.

The Beginning

Fifteen years ago, I laced up my sneakers and embarked on a competitive running journey. The wind in my face, the rhythmic pounding of my feet on the pavement—it all became a part of me. Running was my sanctuary, my escape from the chaos of the world. But life has a way of surprising us.

A Loss and a Revelation

I lost 100% of my vision in my right eye due to running. Yet, paradoxically, it was during those runs that I found clarity. The world blurred, but my mind sharpened. Running allowed me to step away from reality and immerse myself in a world of my own making. I was in control—well, mostly.

The Cardio Bunny Label

Then came the label: “cardio bunny.” My ex-girlfriend wielded it like a weapon. I was the person who donned sleek athletic gear and hopped on the treadmill for extended sessions. Running was my passion, my therapy, but her words chipped away at my joy. Suddenly, my relationship with running faltered.

Breaking Free

I realized that I had allowed others to define my love for running. Their judgments seeped into my psyche, and I questioned my commitment. But running isn’t just about physical fitness; it’s an act of discipline and curiosity. It’s a conversation between body and mind—a silent dialogue that transcends mere miles.

The Essence of Running

Running is self-love and freedom. It’s the rhythm of breaths, the pounding of heartbeats, and the symphony of footfalls. It’s the sunrise runs, the midnight sprints, and the trails that lead to introspection. Running isn’t confined to marathons or race tracks; it’s the jog around the park, the sprint to catch a train, and the solitary trail run in a foreign city.

An Invitation

So, dear reader, I invite you to explore your own relationship with running. Why do you lace up those shoes? Is it for the thrill of speed, the solace of solitude, or the joy of movement? Whatever it is, embrace it. Let running be your canvas, your meditation, your rebellion. Because when you run, you’re not just covering miles—you’re discovering pieces of yourself.

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