We Run For Days Like This

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Jim Haselmaier, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Sometimes life catches you off guard...........

    My first half-marathon is 10/3. I'm hitting that point in my training where
    I feel like I have to run if the schedule says run. (Which is fine - I can
    tell it's part of my psych up process.) Everthing was set up to have this
    morning's run be a complete disaster. Had to go out REALLY early in the
    morning. Didn't get much sleep the night before. It was raining and I
    didn't have my rain gear. Was in a rush because I had to be to work extra
    early. Hit the road and........

    It was the most fun run I've had in I don't know how long. Light enough to
    see but no traffic on the roads. Couldn't see the 3/4" puddles that I'd
    occasionally step into and would soak my shoes. I could have run forever.

    So if things are feeling stale keep it up. It's days like this that make up
    for the painful ones. And when you lace up your shoes you may be heading
    out for one of those memorable ones...............

    Jim H.
     
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  2. Etherized

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    huh?
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  3. Phil M.

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    "Jim Haselmaier" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > So if things are feeling stale keep it up. It's days like this that
    > make up for the painful ones. And when you lace up your shoes you may
    > be heading out for one of those memorable ones...............


    No matter how bad I feel, I always feel better after getting out the door.
    Ocassionslly those first few miles may be rough, but I've never felt like I
    should not have gone that day.

    Phil M.
     
  4. np426z

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    "Etherized" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > huh?


    Golly, aren't *we* getting elitist? Is this fellows work not up to your
    aesthetic standards? Personally, I thought he expressed himself nicely and
    thoughtfully, which is more than I can say of you recent musings.

    You are, my dear, in grave danger of losing your edge.
     
  5. TopCounsel

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    >Had to go out REALLY early in the
    >morning. Didn't get much sleep the night before. It was raining and I
    >didn't have my rain gear.


    >It was the most fun run I've had in I don't know how long.


    Bingo. I nearly always do these predawn darkness to sunrise runs, and I
    treasure them.
    And like you, I'm always short on sleep. We get virtually no rainy season
    here, and so like you, when it's a wet morning run it's a double treat. I only
    wish it could happen more often. I suppose if it did it wouldn't be as
    special. See this short poem by William Stafford (I've posted this here
    before):

    http://www.radford.edu/~rvannoy/rvn/writing/run.htm
     
  6. Etherized

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    << You are, my dear, in grave danger of losing your edge. >>

    i know. i know. the poems are getting really soggy and flacid. no intellect.
    all feeling.

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  7. Etherized

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    << Sometimes life catches you off guard........... >>

    um hm.

    << Didn't get much sleep the night before. >>

    how come?

    << It was raining >>

    rain is nice. i like rain.

    << gear >>

    who needs it?

    << Was in a rush >>

    that happens a lot.

    << Light enough to see but no traffic on the roads. >>

    sounds perfect.

    << And when you lace up your shoes >>

    or unlace...

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