Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How's Your Running?

Yesterday, a colleague at work asked a simple question, "How's your running?"

It made me think for a moment. I immediately started going through numbers in my head. Am I running any faster? More volume? Further distances? Does my training plan make sense? Am I on track for my upcoming races?

But wait...

There is something about running that's different and it has nothing to do with the numbers.

It's the process. That feeling of being alive. Putting one foot in front of the other. Moving my body from point A to point B. Taking in the sights and smells along the way.

So how's my running? I'd have to say that it's good. Really good.

26 comments:

  1. Isn't it sad that we tend to relate the numbers aspect with how "good" our running is? Sometimes you just gotta take a step back. Very nice, Lisa ;D

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  2. Lisa, you hit it on the noes.

    It's about the journey not the numbers! Keep up the great work!

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  3. Yea, baby!! It's gooooood :-)

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  4. I totally agree, and thanks for reminding me. :)

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  5. Amen to that. Nice post. Yeah baby!

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  6. I couldn't have said it better...great answer!!

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  7. I understand completely what you are saying. It took me a while to get to that line of thinking, but I am there now too and enjoy every minute (usually) I get to be out there.

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  8. This is a very cool post, and I'm glad that you are enjoying your running so much.

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  9. Right ON!

    I don't keep track of anything but the experience...good for you!!

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  10. It's the point in your running that you feel alive that makes all the hard work worth it! Good for you and keep it up! :)

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  11. It IS the process. Nice post! I'd glad you were asked!

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  12. Ain't that the truth! I've never really liked that question because it's more of one of those passing "how are you?" But for me, it alays stops me dead in my tracks. Somedays are good; somedays aren't, but every day is a gift. I just have to remind myself of that.

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  13. I'm starting to feel that way about running again too

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  14. Lisa, right now i am so obsessed with my garmin, i am so glad i came here to read your post. You brought me back down to earth!!! Run for the sake of the love of running....YES!!!!

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  15. Very good. Funny I was thinking about this subject as I was running today - being happy that I am out there doing it.

    Em

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  16. oh! I forgot to tell you, I got a new head band at the expo sat - it has a picture of a turtle on it and it says WANNA RACE?

    I just love it, and ofcourse it made me think of you and your blog.

    Em

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  17. Your post made me smile, really grin at that thought. It really is about that alive, strong, capable feeling and taking on the world inside yourself. Very good indeed :-)

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  18. Great way to look at it. Sometimes it's just about getting out there and running, and not worrying about times or distances or paces

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  19. great post! running isn't about the numbers it is nice way to spend time. Thanks for the reminder.

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  20. that's a good place to be. although kinda funny how a simple question can have you doing mental gymnastics, hm? :-)

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  21. Oh thought I had added comment but turns out I stopped and stared and forgot for 24hours...

    Anyhow. Yes completely agree... running is going good when it feels good and is enjoyable... regardless of what the watch or miles say .. the greatest measure after all is how you found it, if you get me.

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  22. You can easily relate this to anything you do. Great insight. Love it. And love your new blog background, too!

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