With three young kids it's hard to focus on one thing for an extended period of time. I usually talk with relatives on the phone while opening cheese sticks and hunting for shoes. I watch TV while folding clothes. And I read books to our daughter while feeding her younger sister. With young kids it feels like I am always doing something but rarely doing anything with my full attention.
Well, when I'm running, for 30 minutes, I get that. No interruptions. No whining. For 30 minutes I can, at least, for a little while, have the chance to get closer to the state of flow. And, my, how I have missed that over the last few years. Being able to get into the zone and completely focus on running is such a wonderful treat. I've missed it and I'm looking forward to my next run.