I’ve Changed (and I blame running!)

November 22nd, 2011
by Reist Mummau

change-same2This is a home week for me from traveling, and an off day from running.  I decided it was a good day to organize my closet and running gear (maybe I was encouraged to do so by my wife).  As I was putting things away, it got me to thinking about how running has changed the way I view things.  So, I have decided to share a few:

 

  • I was at a stoplight the other day and saw a girl running towards me.  Her gait at best was a bit awkward with very small steps and almost no arm movement.   I am sure in my BR (Before Running) life; I would have had a sarcastic comment ready to fire as she passed me.  Instead I yelled out the window “your stride looks great, run hard!!”  Who am I??
  • In my BR life if I saw a runner on the road instead of the sidewalk I would give him the “get off the road that is what sidewalks are for” glare.  Now as I run on the road I give the drivers the ….wait I don’t give them any look, I run on the curb till they pass.  In my head though, I am glaring.  On a side note, who knew sidewalks are so uneven and so easy to take a biter on, especially at night.
  • I can honestly say I think motivational running quotes are cool, such as this one:

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.   It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle when the sun comes up you’d better be running. 

Ok, come on – that’s a cool one.

  • I think green shoes are cool. Nothing else really to say.
  • For my birthday this week, my wife gave me a GPS watch that tells me everything I can possibly need to know while I am running.  I believe if I move that Bezel fast enough it will tell me this week’s Powerball numbers.  My wife is awesome, by the way.
  • I preach the awesomeness of Body Glide.  Just say “amen” and move on.
  • I have begun writing a blog about my experiences with running. (https://runhardalwaysfinish.com).  Dude, I wouldn’t even write a term paper in college and now this…
  • Here is one last thing.  August 14, 2011 I barely was able to finish 2 miles, on November 12, 2011 I ran 20 miles in 3:13:24 9:39min/mil for my week long run.  Now that is a BIG change.

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