Saturday, March 07, 2015

What running is -- for real

Running isn't always about beautifully prepared meals, perfect workouts and the afterglow of a fit life.

Running is usually more like a rushed meal eaten over a kitchen countertop, nine hours before your next run.

Running isn't always about a runner's high. Running isn't fitfluential or inspirational. Running isn't always rise and shine lets get at it -- all the time.

Running is hitting a 5K tempo in 19:49 then missing the pace for the next two intervals because something wasn't clicking.

Running is getting in the 18K regardless of that bad end, before factoring in windchill

Running is about the daily grind, the miles of trials, the work, work, work and the payoff that is expected in many months.

Running will be a day that had highs and lows and running will be my day in Boston when all these days add up to something -- just another day of running

Running is what I'll be doing tomorrow, the 464th day in a row that I'm running.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.

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