Running at night helps my mind not see the distant trees. I know I’m running 7 miles, so why does it matter about the trees in the distance and how long I’ve staring at them worrying about how slow I’m going? Thoughts, like gear, also can fit into the mission essential, useful, or stupid categories. If I am focusing only on the process, after having committed to the plan of running a 7 mile strip of land, then I don’t need to worry about anything else. Just run. And that is each step. Each step, running in the fog at night, is a chance to make that step a good one. CrossFit has the same approach with make each rep count. They don’t mean to make each rep a PR. But instead to make each rep as good of a technique as you can. CrossFit is about functional fitness, not lifting weights. Functional fitness is about living life well. If you scale workouts to where your level is so that each rep is something you do well, focus on form not result, process not product, then you’ll get stronger. The weights change, but the approach doesn’t. The distances of a run change, a 4 mile run used to be my long run, but the process doesn’t. Battles and wars change, but the soldiers don’t.Read More Running on Faith
I started running marathons when I was 39. Before then I rarely ran, if ever. I did a marathon because it was on my bucket list of things to do. I’ve logged a lot of miles over the years and really started to hit my stride in the last 2 years. Oddly, it wasn’t until […]Read More Running in a what?
What does a 2 mile run test? Your ability to run 2 miles. Does it predict who can run a marathon? No. The 2 mile run is a short burst. Likewise, stuffing your emotions, shutting them down, in order to get through an intense moment, tells only that you can shut down your emotions for […]Read More Adversity is necessary to develop strength
Mac kills PC in so many areas. I find that my workflow crashes to a halt when I have to go into the office and use their Windows systems. I hesitated in downloading any Microsoft programs onto my Mac because I don’t like anything about them, how they are organized. Even using Excel, which is […]Read More Macwriter
Running in the dark changed to a devotional practice to a belief in myself. It became much bigger than simply running a long distance. For when you think about it, who the hell wants to run 26 miles for the fun of it? But now I am chomping at the bits to do it. I want to prove to myself that I can indeed be something for someone, that I can give myself to someone.Read More Thoughts on Running: A Devotional Practice
I ran a 10K run today, the Portland Bridge to Bridge run for Leukemia. I didnt’ know that my microchip had to be tied to my shoe to work so that it would be low enough to the ground to work. I sprinted at the end as I saw the clock counting down to 50 […]Read More 10 K Run 49:50 run time.