Prodigal (noun): “a person who leaves home and behaves recklessly, but later makes a repentant return [with biblical allusion to the parable in Luke 15:11-32]”
How many of us can identify with this concept in one (or maybe several) areas of your life? Sometimes you neglect yourself because you spend so much time caring for others. Sometimes life hits you with a rough patch (or maybe several) and you just say f*ck it.
While this blog will be primarily about returning to running as a regular part of my life again, any runner, ex-runner or even those who care about being fit- at any level – will understand that running encompasses so much more than the steps. Running impacts your state of mind. It impacts your diet (yes, you burn more so you can eat a little more – hopefully of the good stuff). It can give you a community to belong to, or, time to yourself.
Life gets busy. And, complicated. However, no matter how far you stray from who you want to be or were meant to be, you always have the choice to return “home”. Whatever “home” means to you. So while this blog will mostly be about running & nutrition, it will also be about life. The good, the bad and the sometimes ugly. But that is life. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Hopefully, a post or two will resonate with you, or at least give you a link to a new recipe, gear, something fun to do, or something inspiring.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why” – Mark Twain