Usually, running on empty is something to be avoided.
Getting stuck on some country backroad with an empty gas tank.
Exhaustion and lack of sleep due to a newborn who’s been up crying and feeding all night.
Being spiritually depleted from serving serving serving without simply BEING in the presence.
But sometimes running on empty is a good thing.
Especially when referring to one’s bladder on a run during pregnancy.
Ducked into the public library to use the facilities the other day 3 miles into a 5 miler, sweaty and red, with old school running stroller that contained my sleeping child.
I ran 2.97 miles on “Full.”
The 2.03 miles on “Empty” were much more enjoyable 🙂
So be sure to run on empty once in a while.