It’s no secret that I hate running, but it is a necessary evil if I want to take care of myself, stay healthy, and improve my personal wellness.
One way I tolerate a run is by listening to music. Lately, it’s been the Foo Fighters station on Pandora. Great tunes to keep the legs pumping and if I play it loud enough, I can’t hear my muscles whining about how sore they are.
My other defense against the dark art of running is getting lost in my thoughts. If I’m working on a new screenplay, I will mentally plot out the next scenes in my head while I run. I like to test out potential dialogue for the new scenes by having the voices in my head act out the characters’ lines.
If I’m not sure what my blog post will be for the day, my run is the perfect time to sort out that problem. Brainstorming story ideas will make the time pass in an instant, and before I know it, I’m back at The House on the Hill covered in sweat and ready to write.
This morning, however, things were a little different. My mind kept reciting one line as if it were on a loop. I liked the sound of it, so when I got home, I put it down on paper and then transformed it into a meme, which, in turn, led to this blog post…
I won’t reveal with whom I associate this quote, because I know some potential candidates check in on my blog from time to time, and I don’t wish to upset or confuse any of them.
We all know I’m a Hopeless Romantic, and I have a hard time letting go of anyone who once held a grip on my heart, but this quote is really sticking with me. As I was running, I replayed certain memories of this relationship in my head, and it was obvious that there was so much potential for Happily Ever After there.
Don’t worry. I won’t dwell. It was a distraction that helped me through my run, and I have no intention of sitting here and thinking about what might have been.
I do like the quote, however, and will spend some time trying to build a screenplay around it. I might as well get something positive out of this Great Love that never came to be.
Maybe I ran further today because my mind was preoccupied. Maybe I wanted to prove that I have the potential to do anything, even if I often times have to do it alone.
With every stride, my heart gets stronger. One day, my legs are going to catch up to the Great Love that’s been eluding me.
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