Friday, June 24, 2022

Glory Days

Glory days, well they'll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl's eye

Glory days, glory days

Bruce Springsteen

Gone are my running glory days. I still manage to hack out a dozen or so kilometers a week, mostly on a tread mill, occasionally on a cheeky forest trail, or sometimes even on a low track river trail.

I run because it makes me feel good. Not the meaningless “good” we echo when someone robotically inquires after our welfare. No, I’m talking about body, mind, spirit good

The good that soothes jagged thoughts, calms the brain, lightens the step, and cheers the heart. The good that comes from a comfortable place deep within our soul. The good that promotes positive mental health and brings out the best our DNA has to offer. That other kind of good… that’s fake news. Make mental health great again!

I run to enhance my mental health. How do you enhance yours?

Speaking of mental health, thank you Rachel Munday and the whole Manitoba Marathon crew and volunteers for all you do to promote positive mental health in our community. You are much loved.

It’s a good day to be alive.


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