Race Schedule and Results

Friday, April 10, 2009

Simplicity

As a runner turned triathlete, I sometimes forget the simplicity of running and I think that training for this marathon has reminded me of something I enjoy. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing as fun as racing tri's, but let's face it, it's a lot of prep work. With three sports, all jammed packed together that you have to prepare for, there's just nothing really simple about it. And the list of "things" needed to race seems to go on and on. The night before a tri is one of the craziest times, with goggles, swim caps, wetsuits, bike shoes, helmets, numbers, running shoes, running belts, food, hydration, etc, etc.

Running is so simple. I literally just have to put shoes on and I'm ready (alright, my shoes, socks, shorts, a sports bra and a shirt, but you get my drift). Some days I'll include a Garmin and my headphones. Some days I won't. There's not much thought that goes into it. It really is such a simple sport.

Last night I ran around 5:00 at night. No Garmin, no headphones. The sun was shining, it was 60 degrees, and it was peaceful. My mind wandered. I didn't think about anything in particular, except for how simple my workout was.

Simple, yes. Easy... nope! It's never easy! :)

6 comments:

megan said...

I am right there with you! :) Sometimes I make myself go run "just for fun." I still put on the garmin and the headphones, but I'm not allowed to look at the garmin until I'm done and I'm only allowed to do what feels good.

Glad you had a good run! :)

Jumper 2.0 said...

I like your new layout!

And yes, I absolutely agree. I have loved being focused on the run. To my surprise, running has become a favorite of mine, primarily because of its simplicity.

Borsch said...

I agree! I love the simplicity of running but for me nothing gets me like the excitement of flying down the road on the bike.... especially leaning into a fast curve in the road.

teacherwoman said...

You're right. Sometimes it just nice to be able to go out for a run and not have to worry about all the prepping for tris! But oh how I love this tri business!

Danica Lynn said...

I so wish I could be a runner. I envy you!!!! Way to go!

untpawgal02 said...

So there with you! Running is so simple! I think thats why us triathletes enjoy it so much! Oh and I love the new look of your blog :)

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