The other day, while playing the game of Google Reader Catch Up, I came up on a few posts from Anne on Run DMZ. The first to capture my attention talked a little about how some perceive their running as a selfish act and therefore it can be the first to go out the window when the demands of everyday life begin tugging at your conscious. My comment was something to the effect of how we can look at running as a way we take care of ourselves so that we are better equipped to take care of others. It’s much like putting the oxygen mask on yourself before placing it on your child – saving two lives instead of one.
I read a few more posts before landing on a post with an imbedded video. I clicked and was immediately captivated and inspired. I was moved…to lace up my shoes and RUN.
And although I did not have the sort of run that the video (or advertisement) shows, actually getting out on the trail again puts me that much closer to experiencing this sort of running again. Believe me, I miss it.
I’m sure you’ve noticed, there has been a shift since my B2BS experience and subsequent break from running. Although necessary, I never quite made it back. What running I have done this year, didn’t even get logged in my BTT running log – and I have entries as far back as May 2005. Although I now feel it healthier to not be such a slave to a training schedule and/or running log, I do need to get serious about logging the miles physically – regardless of whether or not they show up in my BTT sidebar. You see, there is this little race in October that I am registered to run.