As I ran down the 2 final legs of the course today… I think I may have approached this ever-elusive “Runner’s Euphoria” I have heard so much about. As I ran with my fellow 6AMers towards the finish line, with increasing speed… I felt no pain, I felt no resistance, I felt no agony. What a great 30 seconds indeed.
For me running is nearly 100% painful physically, but today I escaped the pain for a brief moment and felt like I was floating along – even though it was just for a brief moment.
If I could find an analogy – it might be like when Luke Skywalker was training to become a Jedi. Yoda was teaching Luke to let go of his feelings and feel the force…. and for a few seconds Luke was able to raise his space-craft out of the swamp – until it came crashing back down. Ahhh – but those few seconds were beautiful.
I hope that one day soon – I will recapture this moment…