Saturday, March 26, 2011

Runner's High

This morning's 12 mile run was easy and encouraging. EASY! It was exactly what I needed. We took it at a slower pace, I enjoyed spending time with a new running buddy, Holly, and I finished my run feeling like I could have doubled my miles. It was the lift I needed after a long, hard, couple of weeks!

There is an article in the Deseret News today by Dan Hill, the co-founder of the Ragnar Relay Series. It left me inspired, so I thought I would share:

"I've felt for years that there is something deeper to the Ragnar Relay experience than what is obvious. It's as though something in the experience awakens a part of us that lies mostly dormant in our modern world. We live a life that is almost completely void of true physical struggle, unless we seek it out.

For our ancestors long nights of physical exhaustion, sleep deprivation and teamwork may not have been uncommon. Maybe our minds, bodies and souls were programmed to enter these joyful peak-states to help us cope with the struggle. Maybe there is even more to it than that.

Whatever the reason, physical, psychological, spiritual or some combination, I'm convinced that it's real and repeatable. I'm grateful that I've discovered it and equally heartbroken that many people never have." -Dan Hill, Co-Founder of the Ragnar Relay Series
There is nothing better than a long run and a runner's high on a Saturday morning.

1 comment:

Cory Reese said...

Great job on the run!

(And I loved your Running Is Hard post - so true.)