Sometimes when I run I think about nothing. Sometimes when I run I think about everything.
One morning on a run just before the election, I was thinking about national politics then office politics leading to everyday politics. I was thinking about what to do and wondering if I knew what I was doing.
Suddenly, I became cognizant that I didn’t know what I was doing. At some point, I had started walking instead of running. Sacrebleu! I hadn’t noticed!
I took off running again, keeping my thoughts focused on kinetic energy and bio mechanical functions.
Sometimes, I have to think about running.