My running phrase is ‘Just me and the wind’. That is what I answer to people when they ask me why I run; I run because it is just me and the wind. My long answer is stress relief…actually I think that stress relief is the short answer, and just me and the wind is the long answer…but I like to say just me and the wind…
Back on topic.
Over the past couple of weeks I have struggled having it just me and the wind on my runs. I have been bringing my ego along with me. That has really be hurting my runs. I am not the greatest runner, and I feel that I have been getting worse. I have gained weight, I am slower, and I don’t really get the me time in my run that I use to.
I use to love running because of the depth of my thoughts. I felt like I could solve just about any problem on an run or two. Now, I can not remember the last time that I had a good deep though on my run. Every time I go the deep thought direction, I always get interrupted by ‘Mr. Johnson’, my ego.
‘I am going to slow’ ‘I have not seen progress for a while’ ‘I am breathing harder than I use to’ ‘I hurt more’ ‘You just got passed by an old guy’ ’I should be….’ ‘What if…..’ ‘Why try?’
It is time to push Mr. Johnson away for a while. Sure, I will pull him back out when I have relearned to keep the run just me and the wind. I need him to become a better runner, but right now I am working on a better me, with just me and the wind.
That is Why I Run.
How do you get out of the running dumps?