“I Train While You Sleep”
I got a chuckle out of this saying, don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen it before, but for some reason I found it appropriate today. It’s funny how some people talk about not having the time to run due to having a full-time job, kids, a husband, a dog, a cat etc..etc.. (you catch my drift). I honestly just kind of roll my eyes at those people. Have no time? Really? How dedicated are you then? If something is really important to you, then why not make the time?
I actually do train while most of you sleep on the days that I have to work. I’m ok with that, it’s something I enjoy and it’s something that gives me positive gains..so why not? I also get a chuckle out of Fair Weather Runners..fair weather runners only run when it’s nice outside. We had a small handful of beautiful days here last week and boy, let me tell you did I see the runners out there..ahem..fair weather runners that is. I run past them and they give me a head nod or a soft “Hello” and I want to snicker and say to them “Where the hell were you all winter long?” Too cold for ya? Give me a break is what I say. To me, this is what separates the real runners from the wimps. Perfectly fits my other favorite saying “Harden the frick up” (except, it is not frick..lol).
My running has been coming along quite nicely lately and I’ve been learning a lot about myself, my will, my stamina and my body. I’ve never given myself the kudos I have deserved because I have always been too busy listening to others opinions and thoughts on MY running. So I finally went to someone who knows running and has worked with some of the best. I have learned a lot and I feel it has made me a better runner inside and out. Training , really training has taught me that I should never underestimate myself or what my body can do. The hardest part sometimes is believing in the plan and from the little bit I’ve seen so far, the plan really does work.
I have chosen to not share my running with too many people anymore, because I found that I was getting frustrated, not in what people would say, but by how I was perceiving their words. Some I understand never meant any harm, but some I found very questionable. Again, my issue, and my way of working it through was to be very careful about what I say or put out there regarding my running. At some point I will eventually figure out who really and truly cares about my gains OR my failures and isn’t there listening to see if or when I fail not because they care, but because they wanted to see me do so.
Life is too short to get caught up in all that bull-shit. I’m still trying to find my way and figure out who my real friends are and who are just background noises in my life. See ya’ out there..oh and..runners run rain or shine..