But sometimes? Running is HARD. Like on Tuesday evening.
|This is my, 'Meh, I am glad that run is over' face.|
During the run, in an effort to distract myself from my tired legs, I let my mind drift and got to thinking about how we tend to assume that life is easy for others. Maybe someone reads this blog and hears me wax poetic about running and thinks it comes easy for me - but they don't see me slugging through the tough runs like my run on Tuesday, or mentally (and sometimes verbally) cursing during hill and speed workouts. Sure I have great runs and experience a runners high, but I've put a lot of deposits in the pain bank over the years to get to the point where I can say I love running, bad days and all.
But isn't this assumption that things come easy for others the case with a lot of things in life? It seems like we tend to look at other people's lives and think that their relationships, careers, or healthy lifestyle, among other things, came easy. I know I'm certainly guilty of this. But I'd venture to guess that most people would not use the word easy to describe their lives or achievements.
This is becoming a rambling, meandering post, but my take away is that we should stop assuming aspects of others lives are easy because we are setting ourselves up for failure by thinking that. No matter what goal you are working towards, it's inevitable that you'll face challenges and have bad days and want to quit, but I think it's important to remember that everyone feels that way at one point or another.
Is there an area of your life that others think comes easily for you?