Tuesday, August 5, 2008

i run because it hurts

Sometimes the pain is so much that the only way to get rid of it is by running long and hard.

There is an old wive's cure of taking care of a headache – pinch yourself and soon enough you'll forget about the throbbing in your head and be diverted to the concentrated sting caused by your fingers.

Running long and hard, when my body doesn't want to go anymore and my lungs can not find the air they need, my mind moves from the pain deep within me and focuses on the external and physical. At least for the moment, I am enveloped within the suffering of which I know how to deal rather than the one which I can not control.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post Eric.-mikek

Abbie said...

Very philosophical post... I hope everything is okay...

marga said...

it's so... emo.

haha :p

e-rod said...

mike... good to hear from you. thanks!

abbie... yeah, all is swell. this was just one of those moments, you know?

emo... you think? :)

Chaia said...

one reason i started running ..

Greg said...

dude. nice post.

Stephanie said...

That was nice.