Thursday, April 14, 2011
One foot in front of the other
There's a reason I'm drawn to running. Of course I like the benefit of getting in better shape- that's a no brainer!
But I also like that it's an individual sport. I am constantly competing against myself. My times, my distance, trying to better them. And the more I put into it, the harder I push, the better my results are. It was that way with tennis too. All of the accountability was on me, and that's why I liked it. But even with tennis, there was the variable of my opponent and I couldn't control that. But running is truly about my efforts. It's so black and white, like a mathematical equation. It's not that I don't like working on teams, there are benefits to that and it's certainly more social, but in the end, I like things where my destiny is controlled by my actions.
Life and the people in it are like puzzles. They are so complicated and there's so many things that make them tick. Sometimes it's just too much to think about or try to figure out. I just want the simple, open road. The shin splints and sore muscles and sweat dripping down my back.