Sunday, August 03, 2014
I was talking to a co worker whose house I stopped by today, and was telling him about my evening the prior night. How I had had a little bit too much to drink, but still managed to pull off a minimal mile run. Astonished he asked "Why did you run?" I thought for a second and explained it this way. Say you were working hard on a project in your garage for the last 8 months, and all of a sudden you grabbed a hammer and just smashed it into pieces. How would you feel? With that, he understood. Running everyday, means exactly what it says. Miss just one single day, AND IT'S OVER. Instant result: FAIL! All that effort put in turns into a waste. Tonight was another good example, though I'm not exactly thrilled about back to back one mile runs (but I did get some leg conditioning in today with a 20 mile bike ride.) My wife and I got back too late at one this morning. I didn't change my shoes, or my clothes. I just started running that mile (and it was like running barefoot in the worn out Ghost's I use do walk around in everyday now.) Tomorrow, I should be able to but together a long run again, and chip away some more mileage to those 1000 miles for the year. I'm going to have a little more free time with my days soon being between jobs now, but I plan on working on strengthening a few beneficial areas in an attempt to increase my pace more. It was another low mileage week, but it provided a little of healing and mixing things up a little. We shall see what happens!