Thursday, October 09, 2008

I'll Only Run to There

Am I the only person who runs 'Only to THERE' (that lightpole, that stop sign, that bush, to the top of the hill) while assuring myself that once I get 'THERE', I will stop, when I know good and well that there is another THERE waiting after this one and I'm not fooling anybody...if I space my THEREs then the run will be longer than if I didn't. After all, once you get THERE then THERE really isn't that far.

It's a runner thing, right?

9 comments:

Crumbs said...

I think it's a brilliant way to run and to get through life. After all, it's the starting that's the hardest!

That's one reason I run Galloway Method for my long runs. 10 miles is far...BUT if I get a 1 minute walk break after every 3 minutes of running then all I have to think about is running for 3 minutes.
(honestly, I clean that way, too! I say, I'm only going to work on the kitchen for 15 minutes and then I'm done...but most often I go longer...and went I don't, it's okay because I said I'd only do 15 minutes!)

So keep going THERE!

Amy V said...

Run to the next telephone pole (then he would pick another one,etc) is the way my high school cross country coach taught met to run. I still think like that. Now I have twins, every day when they go to bed, I pat myself on the back for "crossing the finish line"!

Dawn said...

TOTALLY a runners thing. I do that too. In the beginning of my running experience I could stop THERE but shoot, now I know I CAN go to the next THERE so of course I have to and the next THERE and the next THERE until the THERE Is 6-10 miles later.

Crumbs said...

Hey - I was thinking about this post this morning. I was "supposed" to do a 12 mile training run AND I had signed up for the virtual half-marathon (planned on just walking the last 1.1), but I felt so crappy this morning. I got to the running trail and I just didn't want to run AT ALL. So, since i had coffee in me already, i knew i couldn't go back to bed.

i decided to just run the itty bitty loop 2 miles, then I could call it a day and go home. But at 2 miles, i said, okay, just 2 more miles. This repeated for 13.1 miles.

Seriously - your post couldn't have come at a better time.

S. Kimzey Daniels said...

That's why they call me the Guru ;)

Kimberly said...

I often run like this...but it's also how I get the 4 year old places without a shoulder ride. Somehow, racing to the car (stop sign, mailbox, fire hydrant)is much easier than walking.

S. Kimzey Daniels said...

Oh my gosh, Kimberly, I just read your blog(s) and I have to tell you, girl, there's some pretty fun stuff goin' on over there...

Kimberly said...

:-)

hepsmom said...

Okay, I thought I was the only person playing that mental game with myself. If I just make it to . . . then Greenlight by John Legend and Andre 3000 comes on my i-pod and off I go! Funny.