Sometimes we find ourselves coming back to running after a time away. And when we do we find it is there waiting for us like a good friend. There might be a myriad of reasons behind our not running – injury, illness, work, family, absence, discouragement or simply a winding down of effort during a long hot summer or a cold snowy winter.
But the running doesn't care about the reason for our infidelity. It is just there, patiently waiting for us. We may procrastinate, we may give ourselves a thousand reasons why we cannot run, we may try to forget what it is we love about running, we may try to ignore its pull. But there will come the morning when we finally decide that this is the morning; the injury is healed, the commitments have eased, the heat has passed, the snow has melted, or our motivation has simply returned, and we will bend down to lace up our trainers and take some gentle steps. [Lizzy Hawker]