The Yearning!


Do you yearn to run?  It has been a crazy couple of weeks culminating in a 22-hour work day Sunday into Monday and three very long days since.  With all of this work I have only run one time this week for about 30-minutes.

On my way to work today one of the songs I have on my running play list came on the radio, and then I passed someone who was running; and the yearning began, hard and deep.  I sincerely wanted to pull my car over, get out and just start running.  Had I not been in dress pants and a pair of loafers, and 10-minutes late for a meeting, it might have happened.

I have also noticed myself waving to and cheering on runners this week as I drive by them.  I have done that before, but this past week it is every runner that I see.  I am throwing thumbs up, fist pumps, waves, you name it, if it is a positive reinforcement sign, I have thrown it this week.

A little over a year ago if someone would have shared with me his/her desire to run and how much they enjoyed it and needed it, I probably would have scoffed and made a comment.  Something like “I only run if I am being chased.” or “I only run to get the phone”.  NOW, I understand that yearning that comes when your routine has been sidelined.  How you can feel that desire to run and how you can think about it to the point of distraction.

Tonight when I get home, loafers and dress pants off , running shoes and shorts on; I will satisfy this yearning tonight!