Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sometimes a run is just a run

Sometimes - like yesterday - I get out there when I don't really feel like it and run. I want to write up some huge self-congratulatory post about the huge ordeal and how epic it was and how I fought off wild bandits and thunderclouds and epileptic fits and the slings and arrows of doubters and naysayers and evildoers and still got it done against the odds.

But sometimes - like yesterday - it's just mindless circling around the track. Twenty laps in about an hour. Watching the sky get dark. Wondering how many more laps that I'll still have enough light to be able to see the sides of the track. Watching the deer family come out to graze one by one at the edges of the forest.

I guess that's special all by itself. It doesn' t have to be epic to be a satisfying, healthy run. Sometimes I run because that's just what triathletes do.

8 comments:

Iron Pol said...

And we enjoy those posts, too. At least on those days there are no horrific pictures of a wounded Buttercup.

And just for Greyhound, "Always look on the bright side of life..."

Dianne W. said...

And you're not a "make it into an epic' kinda girl.

Shelley said...

Thank GAWD!!!!!! I'm so tired of reading EPIC this and EPIC that...is that word overblown now or what..hmmm...sometimes we JFR eh?? :-)

WADDLER26.2 said...

Amen

Vickie said...

Like you, I like the occasional "mindless" running on the track, but unlike you, all my runs right now are epic! Wish it weren't that way, but hopefully soon. And I would love to do 20 laps in an hour!

Fe-lady said...

When it becomes just part of the day---automatic--it's still good!
Sometimes and MOST of the time, runs, rides, swims, lifts, pilates...are just that. And nothing more! :-)
We don't have to learn lessons every time we put on workout gear! HA!

21st Century Mom said...

An hour in the track is like, totally EPIC!

*snort*

jeanne said...

i must say, this was brilliantly said!