Life’s trajectory is not a gradual or smooth upward trendline.
Life has its cliche ups and downs. It zigs and zags.
Within those corners, those seemingly brief and ultimately ephemeral times when there’s sharp transition from zigging to zagging, are the most enriching moments.
When you think you’ve got it figured out, life zags and you find yourself unemployed or you move to a new community or you find yourself unhealthy or injured or alone. And these zig-to-zag times are opportunities for self-reflection.
Running provides me with that zag sensation of looking inward to see where it is I want to go, how I need to improve, and who I should thank before moving forward.
The time on the run within my own headspace to reflect on the day and on my life’s trajectory is pivotal to my mental health and sense of being.
I welcome the zags in life and running to provide an introspective recharge.