Life and running seem to be so parallel. Each moment in life has a different speed, and a different level of resistance.
There are days like today, when I jump on the treadmill and 3 miles files by in record time. My resistance level is low, my pace is strong and the momentum of the treadmill only pushes me to complete my goal of 3 miles. Running like this remind me so much of the days when life seems simple and goals are easily accomplished.
However, there are other days when running seems nearly impossible. Getting on the treadmill, let alone getting up early enough to go to the gym seems like a giant hurtle. Even when I get to the gym on those days, the treadmill seems to push me beyond my pace, the resistance seems infinite and the momentum feels far to fast. This reminds me of the struggles in life and how difficult life can be when nothing seems to be in tuned.
Every day is different, just like every run is different. So many things affect a runner from their shoes, to stretching, muscle aches and timing. These factors can cause a workout to be difficult instead of smooth. Much like life factors play into our days like the gas light coming on when you are half way to work, misplacing your keys when you are running late or spilling coffee on your new sweater. However, like a work out, I feel accomplished when I push through and defeat these factors.
For anyone else who is training or simply just living life, I hope that today is one of those days were the pace and momentum is simply perfect.