The weirdest running experience ever
Please, do not laugh! I am sharing this with you because I hope somebody will tell me this is completely normal!
After a week of struggle and lack of motivation, I approached my longest run yet with determination.
It was my only day off for the week, and I took my time to relax and concentrate. I stretched and warm up telling myself to go slow and just focusing on time.
When I stepped on the treadmill I knew I was going to finish not matter what, I just didn’t know how. I’m always afraid to lower the pace when I’m not suppose to.
Anyway, I was running fine at a comfortable pace, breathing and focusing. After about 10-15 minutes in my running, I was staring at the mirror in front on me, and something very strange happened.
I couldn’t feel my body anymore. I was running but I wasn’t.
I was breathing in a perfect way, slowly and deeply, with no struggle at all. It was like if I wasn’t moving. I felt VERY good, but in the same time I felt like outside of my own body.
I remember I thought: “Uh, so this is how it feels. When people run and enjoy it, they feel like this. I love it”.
After few minute I was feeling so good and breathing so well that I had a clear sensation that the whole experience wasn’t real. I thought I was dreaming, or I passed out and that was a kind of dream. I almost got scared at some point and I started to look around, to touch my face and focusing on my legs running because I needed to feel them. So I lost the “moment”.
When I talked to my husband about it, he told me: “That’s great. You got to your “running nirvana”. You know I have been training for years but I have never got to that point”.
I don’t know, maybe you guys can help me.
The only thing that I am sure about is that I got my motivation back, and that I want to be focus and have that experience again. But this time I won’t let the moment end so quickly.