Much like from my years of guitar practice, running has taught me how much I can accomplish on my own. Almost all the time I’ve spent running over the years has been solo, letting my mind slip into a meditative state. I deeply enjoy the challenge of long distance running, the way it makes my body feel, and the sense of accomplishment I garner from it. It teaches me that I have the will and power to do much more than I ever would have thought otherwise. When I’m seeking drive in other challenges of my life, I draw upon the mental strength that running has given me.