Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Runners don't always like to go run...

Let me clear up a misconception. For as excited and disciplined of a crowd as we are - Recreational Runners - we don't always like to go run.

Case in point. My 5:30AM alarm went off, my skylight was pitch dark. My 6:00AM alarm went off and I managed to turn it off. At 7:30AM my sister Facetimed my iPad, and I pretended not to hear it, so she Facetimed my iPhone.


Okay, I was up and contemplated staying in the flannel sheets a little longer on this average winter day. But finally after much consideration, I got my butt in running pants, grabbed a sweatshirt from the clean laundry got my shoes on, and was grudgingly out the door.

Because it was late, I could only do a short run, which means it had to be faster than a longer leisurely run...

It is true that runners love running but the act of having to go on a run: getting out of bed, getting dressed and out the door is a whole different story from time to time. Or am I wrong?

3 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

O, I often question why we have to get out at the butt-crack of dawn to RUN! Why not wait until the sun is up and the body is willing.... HA

Patty White said...

You made me smile a this and myself. We champion our running experiences with anyone who will listen, but know in the back of your mind, tomorrow is a new day of getting up and at it!

Costa Rica Running said...

You right! Sometimes I feel I'm looking for a little excuse not to go outside..oh look the little bird has a broken wing..I can't run today, ohhh damn Poldo (my cat) is still sleeping...I can't run today! btw You made me smile