We all workout for different reasons, but I believe one benefit that almost all of us enjoy is peacefulness. I know you might be saying, “Peacefulness is not how I would describe that zone 5 workout I completed yesterday,” but even this contained peace. Peace from the work day, peace from the busyness of life, peace from troubles. Workouts provide us escape, and most of us would be loss without it.
When we cannot workout for a period of time, be it time or injury, I find that the peace is what we miss the most. Oftentimes, we don’t know how much we value it until it is gone.
I encourage you to embrace peace in your workouts. It could be the beauty of a morning run, opportunity to think clearly, or the gift of being able to focus on only the effort and nothing else for some hard intervals. Regardless, recognize and embrace the peace and then hold fast to it.