I run because it makes me a more peaceful person.
The inspiration is placing myself into a situation that will glean more from my physical, mental, and emotional self than I previously imagined.
As an athlete, I find there are those days when running is a celebration, like a wedding, where I place all my heart and trust and commit to one magical moment, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, forever until I take my last stride. True love and dedication.
In the words of Joseph Campbell, “Find a place where there’s joy inside, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
In running and finding peace, I have found there are more important forces at work, more subtle, yet equally vital components, the molecules of mojo.
The two elements of the mojo molecule are beauty and rhythm.
The rhythm will be beautiful, and the beauty will be the rhythm.
“One, two, one, two, hop-hop says the rabbit.”