I am still working on the question of why I stopped running a few years ago. I am reading a book called "Better than Before. mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives" to find my answer. I'm almost there. It turns out, I had been going about my habit
of running every day in the wrong way. I used my running to be able to finish a running event. The end of the race, was the end of my goal. I was finished. I reached the finish line. I should have had the thought that I was running because it was good for
my health. And that has no finish line. Head smack time. How could I have been so wrong for so many years. ? Now that I have stopped for several years, I also learned that it is harder to get started again. Tell me about it. So , was my running a habit ,or
did I need the reward of finishing and placing in my age group.( I never did, but I did have personal best times) . I loved running and I do miss it. Maybe I just reached my finish line and my body said,"that's it, lady". I'll listen to my body, not my heart,
on this one.