That run yesterday felt almost spiritual. At an elevation of 2700 meters the only sound I heard was that of my own breathing and footsteps. Jumping over every rock on my path, my heart rate was going insane but my mind was still. Totally focused on that ONE STEP in front of me. Obstacles like roots, stones and branches were gonna punish a wondering mind in a second!
Some very hard work uphill made my lungs feel heavy and got my legs pumping acid. Climbing this never-ending, steep and narrow mountain path finally gave me the ultimate reward: an amazing view over Cub Lake! Running through the woods on this mountain feels natural and uncomplicated.
It’s primitive and primal. Takes us back to where we came from. Back to nature. Back to what we’ve undoubtedly always done. Man in the wild. Running. Probably chasing something!