Running every day is a kind of lifeline for me, so I'm not going to lay off or quit because I'm busy. If I used being busy as an excuse not to run, I'd never run again. I have only a few reasons to keep on running, and a truckload of them to quit. All I can do is keep those few reasons nicely polished (73).
People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But I don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you're going to while away the years, it's far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you do that (83).
I'll be happy if running and I can grow old together. There may not seem to be much logic to it, but it's the life I've chosen for myself (173).
It is funny just typing that makes my palms sweat a little. I am super into stats and tracking all the things. If I don't log it on dailymile, did it actually happen??? I have two gps watches cause one just wasn't enough (to be clear I don't wear them together- fashion faux pas). But when I think about when I first started to run in high school I had nothing but a sports watch to tell me the time with a simple timer function to make sure I got my butt back before it was time for school. I would run when it was dark and cold and the world seemed empty and I loved it. Some days I would see how far I could go before I was pushing the edge of being late for school. Other times I would just cruise around after school until I wanted a snack. At cross country practice we would just run until told to turn around. Now I let the watch dictate how I feel. What was my average pace? Was it better than last week? No, ugh most horrible run in the history of all runs. It has been awhile since the only feedback was hey, that was a fun run. And since right now I am trying to build a strong base and improve my fitness ,seems like a great time to just wing it.
Here's to winging it....we will see how long it lasts.