My Ultimate Post-It Note

Today I read a facebook message from someone who had been reading one of my older blogs and came across some words that resonated with her.

She decided to send me a message to say thanks and that it sums up her experience of running on the trails.

For me, reading her message and those words I had written some time ago reminded me of something… It reminded me to make things happen.

I haven’t been running much lately. Not because I haven’t wanted to or because I couldn’t (there is always a way to make time…), but because I had let so many other things occupy my head space that I had forgotten to do the the thing that makes me ME.

Time to fix that.

For anyone who is interested – here are the words that Stacey had read that also reminded me to get back out there. And RUN.

All I know is that when I’m far removed from the convenience of society and digging deep into my inner reserves of endurance or being captivated by the adventure of exploring something or somewhere new, I feel connected. At times like these I can experience pain, exertion, and beauty; and it feels good. The Pain tells me I’m alive and what I’m striving for is being earned. The Exertion is proof that it is real and my body and mind are reaping the benefits. The beauty is in the simplicity of the experience – just me and the goal, or the lack of one…


Thanks Stacey.


Run long,

Shaun Brewster.



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