Somebody recently asked me where I go when I’m running.

At first I thought the person meant physically.

I started telling the person where I run.

The person meant where I go mentally.

I didn’t have a great answer at the time.

I gave the normal mental toughness spiel.

I’m still not exactly sure where I go when running long distances.

I’m still figuring that out.

Here’s where I go when I run a 5K:

Oblivion.

If my vision isn’t blurry I’m not running hard enough.

If I can see straight I’m not running hard enough.

If my stomach isn’t burning I’m not running hard enough.

If I can think I’m not running hard enough.

If I can look at my watch I’m not running hard enough.

Run so hard that I have to close my eyes.

Run so hard that I forget to look at my watch.

I push myself to oblivion.

That’s where I go.