I did a 9.85 km (just under 6 miles) run today in the rain at a 5:18/km pace. I am in "just enjoy" the run right now, no plans yet for the rest of the year.
The last couple of days around here have been pretty dreary, grey skies and rain. I like the rain but find it hard to get motivated for anything......except adding stuff to this blog.
During my run today, I chewed up many ideas about what to blog about....and here's what I came up with.
What kind of runner are you? Are you a Cadillac CTS, shiny and fast?...A Lamborghini, nice to look at and unaffordable?.....A dependable Truck, a Compact, an Import? Are you a Turtle or a Hare? How about a Lear Jet or a Cessna? A Speedboat or a Dinghy?
Here's what I am.....I am an UGLY runner. I sweat, slobber (well, I spit once in awhile) and have a runny nose most of the run, and I have proof. Pictures taken of me during the race by whomever is doing the event photo's. Check this out.....
I had tried jogging years ago in an attempt to get in shape...and because of my weight, I did a nasty on a knee that became my new crutch for not doing anything. The next time around, I started with moderation, proper diet and lost the extra weight before running....voila, no knee pain (thank-you, thank-you, thank-you). I do however run ugly..I like to call it a controlled stagger, a lurch like shuffle (Tim Conway as the Old Man on the Carol Burnett Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5BMVmOWzfk right at the end) that eventually gets me to my destination.
So, I accept being an UGLY runner, I do not look my best when I do competitions...I look like crap and I am okay with that.....are you? What Kind of Runner are YOU?