Nothing has had a bigger impact on my life than running.
I am anti any form of organised religion but running is I suppose my religion in that I beleive in running it supports,uplifts,restores my faith in human kind (thankyou to that guy who gave me his last compeed at the Exmoor Stagger) it motivates it disciplines and it unites it also has meditative qualities.
A girl at college and I had a huge debate about wether or not you could reach a state of mind where you were not thinking at all. She said meditation was b****cks and you are always thinking of something. I wanted to tell her she should try long distance running because you really do zone out.
But I spied the fag in her hand and the grey complection of someone who only raises her her heart rate when she runs to get the bus and I didn't bother.
Does anyone else get to that state of mind where they forget that they are running?
Where you only realise you zoned out when you snap out of it again?
If so does this still happen on Ultra runs?