This is the perfect post for this day. Earth Day. Today I’m running the Earth Day half marathon in Saint Cloud, MN. I am running this as part of a bachelorette celebration weekend for my BFF.
I will be in a new town, a new running path, and this is just the reminder that I need to step back from overthinking how I’m running to focus on my senses and truly experience – sight, smell, sound, taste – everything around me. How does a run on earth day smell, feel, sound? What does spring smell like on this day, in this place.
How lucky am I to travel ~400 miles away from where I live to run 13.1 miles to celebrate my BFF, her upcoming marriage, and our friendship. Really effing lucky.
This is about being present, getting outside of my head, and taking it all in. Taking in the entire experience.
I cannot wait! Thank you, SBB for this reminder.