There are various forms of expression that any one person can use to express what they are feeling within. Some would rather go to the gym and lift heavy weights for an hour or so to release aggression. Others may want to paint an abstract picture to fully express what is within the subconscious mind. Some talk about their problems, and others prefer solitude and quiet time. In any case there is a variety of ways of dealing with things. The trick is to find something that is an outlet, BUT is a healthy outlet. This is why I run.
I’ve always been a visual person so the best way for me to express the joy and release that running gives me is to show you within the pictures I took while running. Yes that is my cat running with me. I wasn't aware that he even liked to run, or that cats enjoyed running period, but apparently they do. Just seeing my little man following me on a run just makes me smile thinking about it. Click on the photo to the right of this to see my cat in action-literally!
This wasn’t me 6 weeks ago. Six weeks ago I was going through a very dark time. I was, and still am having a difficult time transitioning from the the military to civillian life, and handling things as they should be handled. It’s difficult–to say the least–but with A LOT of support from my family, I was able to pull my head out of the sand enough to see that’s not where I want to be. I saw where I wanted to be, and figured out how to get there. It's ok–in fact its healthy to step back and figure out what you want. It is has been a crucial part in my recovery actually, and doing so has helped simplify things so that it is manageable for me. So again, this is why I run. And the beautiful views help as well. 🙂