Running to clear my head.
Running to process the layers of transition in my life.
Running to say good-bye.
Running to be brave in chasing my dreams.
Running to embrace the faith that I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
Running to feel alive and connected to the natural, beautiful world.
Running to feel the air in my lungs.
Running to savor the last chill in the air before the change in seasons.
Running to lift my spirits.
Running to start anew.
So, with all of the running comes the increased desire to find new music that makes running that much more motivating and pleasurable time for me. Music is a great way to move through emotions, experience a release and find comfort. I like a mix of sad, angry and happy. These are the songs that have been on repeat on some of my runs, both in letting go and in turning towards a better future.
Then a friend posted a song in her blog that I think I may need to add to my running mix. Somehow it seems to capture everything by starting sad, but then the music seeming to slowly progress into building towards hope. The words are of loss and good-bye, but the melody seems to carry a tone of moving forward.