A phrase often used when life becomes very busy and very hectic. When we are in these times, it can seem as though we are running in circles.
And yes, if you were literally running in a circle, it would be extremely difficult to determine if you were coming or going.
I am well familiar with this phenomenon as I have experienced it repeatedly in my life. Particularly over the last several months, hence I have missed my blogs the last two weeks. I have in fact really missed writing them.