There is a beautiful freedom in accepting where you are in this very moment, even if it’s not where you want to stay. To just let go of the need to do more, the pressure to be stronger or better or faster.
To be in the present.
By doing so this morning, I was able really connect with another reason I run. Connect with nature. I found my body craving it this morning so out on the trails, I had a chance to focus on the blueness of the sky and these gorgeous red birds that kept crossing my path. I hung with a family of deer who were literally inches away, for a minute or two. I stopped to save a turtle from untimely death by cyclists. And so even feeling tired and slow, this run was magical.
I am grateful for it all.