Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: deep in the heart of Texas
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I'm a very lazy runner.
I don't like to run with crap on my arms or in my hands, I hate running in the summer because I have to wear a hydration belt and that messes with my cadence.
Lately, I've become more militant in my running where I yell at myself when I want to quit, I check out my HR on my HRM and tell myself that I'm not dying, and my legs aren't falling off, so shut up and keep going.
There are times when I get lost in the run and the music piping thru my earphones and my stride opens up and I literally feel like I'm flying. Those are few and far between and I find that when I work on trying to be relaxed, those times never come, those times always just pop up when I'm least expecting it.
I'm also an intensly private runner. I hate running with people, becasue I feel the need to 'entertain' and I don't want to have to entertain anyone. For so long running was my get-away that it feels wrong to run with someone. I had a running partner when I lived in D.C. that I ran with once a week only because he paced 2:00 minutes in his mile faster than me and he was 6 ft 4 in, which forced me to open my stride way up. And he never talked to me, he just paced me from 5 to 10 miles a pop. It was gruelling, but I became a stronger runner because of it.
p.s., I still heart your avatar!
"When your legs give out, run with your heart."