A new adventure for me starts today: talking about the richness of life and running, as I wrote about in the book Mystical Miles The 2nd Dimension of Running.
My adventure began as I think it should, with a run and will go for as long as I can manage, even if I have to take a break from running from time to time – like the ultras I like to run from time to time.
Running engaged my mind from the beginning and my mind fully engaged with running. I knew I had to run … for my life. My belly was too wobbly; the survival drive in me sensed danger.
From the first steps my mind engaged to keep me going out no matter how hard it was. Running and Mind – ideas, thoughts, plans, fears, hopes and more, fused, became one – each indispensable to the other.
I ran on as I run on, mind in my footfalls and panting, which so nicely keeps opening me to More of me, of sunrises, of Everything.
There is more to running than just running.
Together running and mind showed me there is more to running than just running. Running is more than just sweat, effort, grind, blisters, tiredness under- or de-hydration. More than the training, results, records, personal bests. The work never stops, the training and measures never stop, they sweatily offer more.
And that, my run-in mind says is how life is: there is more to life than the work and chores. You have to do them. But you can do them quickly and efficiently and make time for More.
I’m sure you’ll understand that the second dimension of running of the book title is the More!