After a few days of essentially being bed ridden (usual bullshit i.e. lack of job, money, food, trees, etc.) aside from a few hours of work, I decided to go for a run. While in bed this morning I watched a number of recently uploaded video promos from @strava in which one stated that their Strava account is "the most honest version of myself" and that had my really thinking.. in the wake of hyper-curated visual representations of our lives on social media.. what appears on my Strava account is absolutely the most realistic depiction of my life and recovery. I can't alter the data, I can't post a generic saying like "decent run today" the numbers are facts. On days and weeks where you see nothing, you can imagine what that means. And the slow and agonizing sporadic miles are more honest than anything I can photograph or describe. While looking through my Strava can be discouraging, it is somewhat comforting to know that all this time there has been really solid documentation of years long recovery and battle. With this thought in mind I sought out on a 4 mile run which was humbling and energizing. It's amazing what even a short run will do, and hopefully I can keep the motivation rolling not only in running but in job hunting, climbing, music and art making.