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This week’s Wednesday Word is ageless. Wednesday Word is a linkup hosted by Debbie from DebRuns. Click on the button below to see who else is linking up today and to join in!
The word ageless means not aging, not appearing to age, undying, eternal, and lasting forever. But that’s not what I’m going to specifically talk about. Because when I hear the word ‘ageless’ the first thing that comes to mind is that time ceases to matter. And the moments for me, when time ceases to matter, are the ones spent out on a run.
I think this can apply to other types of exercise for other people, but for me it’s most applicable in running. When I’m out on the trails or a road or bike path, everything else gets put on hold. Sure, I may spend some time or even an entire run thinking about things in life, but simultaneously life is kind of at a standstill. For that hour, two hours, three hours, etc. that I’m out on a run it doesn’t matter what’s going on in the rest of the world. It’s a time where I can just exist and if I only want to focus on putting one foot in front of the other I can. When my run is over it’s back to reality. But in that span between the start of a run and the end, life becomes timeless.
What does ageless mean to you?
Where do you find your escape from reality?
10 thoughts on “When time ceases to matter”
I do like the fact that I can often (but not always) tune out when I run. Or that I can work out stress and problems and come back feeling better than when I set out.
It’s nice to have this sport in our lives! We can use time out on the roads/trails to escape from life or do some critical thinking. I have some of my best ideas while out on a run – if only I could remember them later!
I love this about running! You’re right – the world stops and it’s just you and the pavement. It’s a great break for the mind & soul.
The great escape 🙂
This is exactly the way I feel about running. It’s a great way to “get lost” for a while.
It’s nice to have running as an outlet and an escape.
A run and a ski run – time seems to absolutely & blissfully stop. I guess that is why I love both so much.
It’s a real treat when you can find an activity that allows you to get away from it all for a bit.
It is fantastic to find a retreat in a good run — not just ageless but timeless, too.