Boredom and Running
When I tell people I run, I often times get ask don’t you ever get bored just running? Absolutely not. In fact, it is one of the most stimulating experiences in my day, and I always come back feeling a little more energized and a little more connected.
To run 3, 6, 10 or even 20 miles out on the roads is to spend an extended period of time seeing new places, seeing new faces, and experiencing new emotions. How could that ever be boring? It doesn’t matter how many times I run the same route, I always see a new person and many times, I see a new building or a new landmark that I’ve never noticed before. I connect with myself and I connect with the world around me.
Boring? The complete opposite.
When you let it, running can show you a world you never knew existed. It doesn’t matter if you’re jamming out to your music or running the same route over and over again, there is always something new to experience. You just have to let go and let it happen.
Happy Trails and Happy Running,
Recovery Update: I have to be honest, I’m not really noticing the great improvements on a day to day basis that I noticed last week. I haven’t been icing in the morning but that will change tomorrow. Today, I went to the gym and did some intense cardio. I’m such a cardio fiend, and I can’t stand not sweating (a lot) for a day. Maybe that’s keeping my hip from getting better?