It;s not like I couldnt appreciate you anymore. I think we just fall out of grace with each other. Try as I might to still be in love with you, at times I find myself struggling to really put the pieces back. And sometimes I wonder if it's really a waste of time.
Dear Road Running,
I dont mean to break up with you in such way that would be deemed as very cruel but whatever we had was very nice and sweet. Please do understand that I do not intend to leave you ever (in fact I am very much still in love with you) but all good things must come to an end and you are definitely one of the good things that would have to end now.
Fret not, dear friend. I am not going to ever stop running. But I have found myself a new kind of lover that might just be slightly scandalous and too flirtatious for road runners. Never the less, I am sticking to my decision right now. I am switching to trail running nowadays.
Definition of trail running:
Trail running is a sport which consists of running and hiking over trails. It differs from road running and track running in that generally takes place on hiking trails, often in mountainous terrain, where there can be much larger ascends and descends - Wikipedia
There is just something about rocky terrains, uneven surface, the plunge of the drop besides the trail that always makes me want to come back for another run. Not to mention, a fairly stupid smile that spreads slowly and the howl that resides deep in my chest when I started running on trail that makes me want to repeat it all over again.
The uncertainty of it. It's like the ultimate dream of a female of her bad boy's lover. One that she wants to conquer and change. I want to master every and each of the surface of the trail. I want to over turn each and every rocks; to feel them underneath my sole and to familiarize myself with the unfamiliarity of the trail.
I want it all. And I fall in love over and over again with the trail that I was lost in my own world running up and down the trail this afternoon for about an hour and a half. It was so therapeutic; not even retail therapy can give me this kind of satisfaction. I felt so free, stripped of from my worry and doubts and ever so sudden nothing else matter but me.
For once I get to be selfish and isolate myself from the rest of the world. On that trail itself, the only thing that matters is myself and nothing else.
I am absolutely in utter bliss.
This is too dramatic but it's a no wonder for any recovering addict. Running has been my rock these past few years.
I would love to see the next great thing that will happen from all these runs that I will be doing.
Another trail run soon. Road running, I am sorry. But I do wish you well and I will (for sure) visit you again from time to time. I still love you but it's time for us to move on. You couldnt have love me better.
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