Went running this morning for the first time in a week. I find myself lost when I don’t get the opportunity to run every day. For a personality like mine which has so much going on internally, running provides the clarity, the space to think and analyse and the ‘time out’ we INTJ (Myers Briggs) types require.
Much as I love to run, it is extremely difficult to rise before 7am on a weekend in Brisbane, in the winter time and make the transition from bedclothes to running clothes. That done however there is such a sense of exhilaration and freedom in pounding the pavements early before too many folks are up and about and listening to music as I run.
My route around the neighbourhood is nice and hilly so I know I’m doing myself some good at the same time. I have my eye on the Jetty to Jetty Fun Run and the Bridge to Brisbane as reasonable short term running goals. So, a few more early mornings in the cold, hoping my lungs can cope with the temperature and that the stinging slap of iced air on my skin won’t be too much of a deterrant.
The best part is wrapping up with the Courier-Mail and going for a coffee at my local, knowing I’ve started the day on a positive note.