Do you find it entertaining that sometimes you dread the longer runs, and yet those longer runs (or harder runs) make you feel bada$$ — or like Wonder Woman?
I enjoy running for fun
I will admit it — sometimes I enjoy running more when I’m in my off season. When it’s no biggie if I skip a run, or shorten a run, or lengthen a run — just do whatever I feel like doing.
Sometimes it’s nice to be a sloth
You know, when it’s cold pouring rain. Or below freezing. Or so hot and humid you’re a puddle before you barely step outside.
I could be better at the shorter distances
I’m never going to be fast — I mean, look at those former elite atheltes. Look at their bodies, even though they are many years away from their peak. I do not look like that. I am built like a Russian peasant woman, because that is exactly my ancestry; not exactly known for their running ability.
If I trained for shorter distances, I’m sure I could improve my shorter race times. And yet . . .
. . . I love the challenge
Seriously, doesn’t running 10 miles before most people are even stirring on the weekends make you feel accomplished? Like you could do anything? Dare I say it, BadA$$?
There’s something about going longer
If it were easy, everyone would do it. Yet I feel most people could do it — if they wanted to. Hard as it is sometimes, there’s just something about knowing you can run for miles if you had to that’s very satisfying.
Talk to me. Leave a comment or answer a question:
Are you happiest when you’re training for something?
Or are you happiest when you doing something you love just for the love of it?
Did you participate in Global Running Day this year (it was a rest day for me)?