Legitimately Running From My Problems

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Practice Makes Perfect?.”

If physical activity wasn’t as tiring and wearisome as it always is, that would be great. Running, anywhere, anytime, would be such an amazing quality to possess. Whether you’re clearing your mind on an early morning beach run, or running for your life, being a good runner is a talent overlooked by society.

If I could run for fun, boy I’d be running across the country everyday. I wouldn’t need to rely on a crappy machine to explore and appreciate the wonders of nature. I can’t drive past this line, so I can’t see the sunset? As if! All I would need are my feet; those places I always dreamed to explore would already have been explored. If I weren’t constantly catching my breath and reminding myself to pick up my feet, I would be able to contemplate my life questions.

You might not be able to mentally run away from your problems, but you sure can physically run. And who knows, when you come back, maybe all will be solved. I will never know that feeling, but hopefully in another life, in another universe, I will be able to experience what it’s like to take a jog and be light on my feet.

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