weekends ago, I got a few moments to myself. The weather was so perfect that I decided to take advantage of it. Last year at this time, my favorite thing to do on a day like this would be to go on a run. It was my alone time, my time to clear my head, my solace. If you've been reading for a while, then you know I've been having knee problems for the past 10 months. My knee seems like it's slowly starting to get better, though. I tried those minimal running shoes, but haven't found that to be a cure all solution like I was hoping. I've been trying to change my running style, but it's hard to break habits you've had all your life.
This day, though, I just wanted to go and run. Didn't matter if it would be for 2 minutes. I just wanted to prove to myself I could do at least a little something. I didn't have my GPS to tell me how far I had gone or how long. I had no idea where I was going since I was in a new place. I found a huge field to run back and forth in, and you know what? My knee held up ok, and it turned into one of those moments where everything feels right with the world. For that moment, my body was working like I wanted it to. I wasn't worried about what I had to do later. It was freeing to be able to do something I used to do, but without the goals and timetables I used to place on myself to validate I had a "good run". At least for this day, I felt a little like I was on the road to recovery.
What do you do to find quiet time that makes you happy?