Saturday, January 19, 2013

Express Yourself

I sure wish that I had more time to write!  However, just like anything, you make time for what you want to make time for.  I've decided that training for a Marathon is more important than writing, hence, not much going on the blog, lately.

I did get a "long" run in yesterday.  I ran by feel (without techy feedback) and did a little over 8 miles nice and comfy at a slow rate.  This gave me well over an hour and a half to think about things as I run solo.  I don't listen to music until I feel like it, in this case the last few miles.

The notion that I run to express myself came to mind.  Though not in the way that you can express yourself through art or through, say, flair...

I was thinking more of the result of expression.

The "what comes out" of the act of expression.

When I run, I think.  I consider.  I mull over.  Sometimes I feel convicted of something I'm not doing quite right.  Sometimes I float back in time to a sad place and hit the pavement to pound it out.  At times, I just feel darn grateful.  I worship and praise.  I've often been moved to tears on a long run, and cried for frustration and ran faster and faster on a short run.

What comes out of me when I run isn't always good.  But it's better out, than in.  Shrek said that one.

Anyway.  I had more profundency to relate - but it's Saturday morning, my long run was done yesterday for the love of better weather, and our whole family has a 3-day weekend.  Time to watch some Sci-Fi and rest the legs!

Now, get out there and express yourself.


  1. I can relate to that, well blogged Andrea.

  2. I am the same way! I love it when I am so busy thinking about things during my run that I don't bother to look at the time. ps - I love the movie Office Space

  3. I am so grateful to have you in my life! Seems random, but this post just reminds me how awesome you are!

    I can totally relate to the emotions experienced on a run...maybe that's why I keep doing it even after getting injured or after a really bad run.

    I definitely express myself in my blog and I wish I could do it more often, so I hear ya there too!

    PS Your blog background is adorable! :)