Running Toward Instead of Running Away

Running toward something is so different than running from something.

I’ve run, spun, and stairmastered from things for decades. Exercise is a fabulous antidepressant. I know from experience. I ran from sadness. I ran from SSRI weight gain. I ran from anxiety. 

We humans have a long history of running from dangerous things. It’s important to do. Vital.

We can and should run from distress. We get to run from burnout. Run from heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

What about running toward though? It feels totally different! 

I’ve only been running toward accomplishments for less than a year. It feels exciting and that’s completely different. 

Motivation out of fear feels like pressure. Maybe running toward a finish line is motivation for something we want. Motivation out of desire? I’m not sure but I know I’m excited. Gotta geaux!