"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
The above is from the opening pages of Derek Clayton's excellent book Running To The Top. The quote is attributed to Theodore Roosevelt and reminds me of what Percy Cerutty wrote,"We never fully grow as a person unless on occasion we challenge ourselves."
The questions we should ask are, have we allowed our running to become boring and unchallenging? Do we approach it as a routine,much like we would a household chore or a job? If you suspect so,than why not take the time today and challenge yourself? Set some new goals, even if they might seem a bit difficult or unreasonable. You will find that in doing so it will add a whole new dimension to your life and running. We must resist the inclination to say,"I can't do this ...I don't have the time to do that.....". As I have said before,in running, sometimes the journey is equal to the satisfaction you achieve in arriving.