I think it was the "just too much on my mind" that kept me awake after getting LBM back to sleep at 4 a.m. so when we got ready to go for our morning miles I was happy to see the world was hidden in fog.
I just love fog.
It calms me.
And running in fog is even more calming.
The quiet stillness makes me feel like everything else simply doesn't exsist for those few miles.
All my worries are set aside just for a little bit.
It doesn't matter that life is stressful.
It doesn't matter that the BIG race is days away.
It doesn't matter that I might be running it completely alone.
It doesn't matter that work is so busy.
It doesn't matter for a bit.
And once I'm done running those worries don't seem quite as big anymore.
What helps you calm yourself when life and running and responsibility just add up to a little more than your shoulders want to bare?