Lots of people run for health and recreation. Some don’t want to be seen, some don’t think they can, some can’t. Let’s have a running conversation that diverts energy from terrorism and honors the people who challenge themselves.
Running and movement stimulates creativity, if your kids are being rather active, take them outside. Let them off-leash for a while. Running helps you think, warms you up and stimulates energy into more passages within your body.
So what about those who cannot run? I have a friend who is wheelchair bound, I bet you know someone who cannot run as well. Sometimes I feel too tired or it is too cold or too hot or any number of excuses for not running. Then when I think about my friend, I put on my shoes and scoot out the door.
Once I am in motion the entire world looks different. Thinking comes naturally. My hands, feet and mind get more circulation. My lungs may be laboring at first but after a couple of blocks they fill with fresh air and it becomes all about a ride to overcome inactivity.
When I return, I am grateful that I can still run and I remember why children like to run so much. It’s a great way to settle down and get started on a serious art project.