When I have free time there is nothing I like more to do than to go out for a run. It helps me clear my mind, reflect on past experiences, and think about the future. Sometimes I have to push myself to get out the door but I always feel better after going out for a run. Sometimes I can’t wait to get home so I can lace up my sneakers and get out the door to hit the pavement. Sometimes I get my best ideas when I’m out on the road and I am free to let my mind wander. I think that’s the beauty of running – you can allow it to be whatever you need it to be and there’s no pressure. (At least when it’s not racing season!) I think we all need time for ourselves and running is the outlet that allows me to unwind, reflect, and recharge.