I love the camaraderie of other runners during a race. I race my teammates as we run figure eights around the fields.
I was running at full speed. The frantic, hysterical fans were screaming at us to go faster. I called my husband and he picked me up and took me home. I was not sure who had won. I then drifted from my debating period to the actual training period.
Having to work a demanding job with regular hours, my wife is usually only able to play with him during the day on weekends, and so almost every time he demanded to play, she acquiesced, and round and round they would go, Frances, our spry Australian shepherd, frantic at their heels.
It brings back memories and gives me time to think. This new found self-confidence and knowledge about yourself can also be transferred to other areas of your life and help you cope with issues in a healthy way.
Through running, I have learned that we must explore the world and what it offers us. Speed running or completing a few sprints are healthy ways to release the emotional negativity that comes with anger and frustration as long as it is done safely.