While running the other morning, a lady driving in my neighborhood opened her window to ask me a question. I politely removed my headphones (not something I like to do) at which point she asked me if I was training for a race.
She looked a little confused and drove off.
My guess is that she sees me running every morning and just assumes I’m training for a race because why else would I run every day? Surely a race is needed as motivation.
Well, hello – that’s just not the case! I wanted to shout to her that I don’t need a race to motivate me out the door every morning. It’s okay to run in circles simply because I like to run, not to mention it’s a great form of fitness and amazing for one’s sanity.
I mean really, aren’t those good enough reasons to run without a race?
I’m loving my new pair of Adidas Energy Boosts by the way. I sort of laugh at the fact that every time I’m due for a new pair, a section of my brain contemplates trying a new brand and/or model. I’ve been running happy, comfortable, pain and injury free in the Energy Boosts for years now. No way does a runner mess with that.
So I heard from my son via FaceTime the other day from his teen tour. Sure, I was thrilled to hear from him in the middle of the day and see his Benjamin Bunny face BUT NOT WHILE HE WAS IN THE WOODS NEAR A RIVER.
He did this on purpose to me, didn’t he? He knew calling me with visuals of the woods would freak me out.
So the kid proceeds to show me the woods and the river he was just in (with a life jacket, I asked) while explaining how it started to rain so they were IN A SHACK waiting for the coach bus to come back to take them up to Canada.
Seriously? More information than I needed and he knew it. In some ways, it’s easier for me to NOT know exactly where he is than know exactly where he is.
His call gave me flashbacks to my own white water rafting adventure during my own teen tour. Pretty sure I sat on a clean rock waiting for everyone else to be finished.
You know I am not the outdoorsy type, right? It’s a wonder I even run outside actually.
Although sometimes I am okay with the outdoors thing. Like walking to Fire Island is fun for me (probably because the end of the walk leads me to a restaurant) even though we encounter deer every single time.
How cute is this deer family we spotted the other day when walking to Surf’s Out for dinner? As long as they don’t come near me I can think they are cute! 🙂
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Does anyone ever stop you while you are running to ask you questions?
Do you need a race as your motivation to run routinely?
Are the outdoors type?