Recently, a friend was venting about his "concerned" family member who was lecturing him about running too much. That it wasn't good for him. That it was going to kill him.
As a person who has spent the majority of their adult life as a sedentary slug and only a runner for the last several years I feel I have a fair perception of this topic.
While out on my run yesterday I started thinking about writing a post on the subject. This is when I seem to have my best thoughts however, by the time I finish I've usually forgotten all of the great thoughts I had. So this time I decided not to let my emotions and thoughts pass me by. I pulled out my phone and recorded a short blurb of what I was thinking and feeling at the moment. Well, really it's more of a message. A message to all of those people that are so concerned about my well being.
It's not scripted, it's not perfect and I made no editing to the clip but its from the heart. You can listen Here.
Enjoy the run.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Runners will support you. Runners respect the effort. Runners, both new and experienced, will admire you. Most runners had to learn to become runners ourselves. I promise you that most do not care about your pace nearly as much as you do. Runners will tell you “good job” not because they are just trying to be nice, but because they truly understand that what you are doing is not an easy thing to do. Runners truly are the GREATEST and the most supportive group of people you could ever want to be around. Slow or fast, runners are filled with pride when they see you making the effort. Now don’t get me wrong, just like with anything there are those small percentages of runners who think they are God’s gift and that their shit doesn’t stink but I can assure you those are not the majority.
|Photo from www.facebook.com/slowisthenewfast|
There are really two groups of non-runners which I affectionately refer to as the lovers and the haters.
Monday, June 3, 2013
As a happily married man I would have never expected to be writing a post titled "My First 3sum". Suffice it to say, I'm appreciate Altra affording me the opportunity to do so, even if it is only in regards to their new tri shoe.
|"Trained" shoe with the insole removed|