Faster isn’t always better

For the past 5 months, as a runner, I’ve only focused on going faster and farther. The goal is to cover whatever distance at a faster pace than the last time I ran the same distance. That’s great for running but can be disastrous in other areas of your life.

A couple weeks ago I found out I had a hernia. I’m not doing anything very fast anymore for fear of aggravating it further. The sudden change has caused me to rediscover the joy of taking things slow. It’s helping me to enjoy once again the process and not just the completion.

Not everything in life was meant to be done faster. Some things are meant to be savored, reflected upon, and perhaps sometimes even completely paused so that we can get the absolute most out of the moment.

Life goes by fast enough without us rushing through it.