If you have lost someone ... the date that you lost them can become a heavy, unbearable, agonizing number that fills you with dread as it creeps towards you.
I had seen this happen to my best friend. And the ache that he felt was just so grim to watch.
I had my own date looming. So I decided to run through it. My date is February 22nd. So I ran the Half Marathon on February 26th.
I ran through it.
I'm not saying that running takes away the ache. But it gives you new aches to think about. Physical aches. Aches that you can take a panadol for, or have a bath for, or sleep for. Aches that you can fix.
If you have a date looming ... run through it. Know what it's like to be able to fix an ache.