What’s running through my mind when I hit the road? Friends, it is an endless, stream of consciousness that probably makes zero sense. It’s especially fun because I don’t temper my thoughts with music or any other auditory experiences, so it’s just all me, all the time.
Want to know what I’m saying to myself? Keep on reading!
The first two miles.
“I don’t want to. It’s too early. I’m tired. I need a new hobby.”
“Is that a rock in my shoe? Are my laces too tight? Yes, they are. Where can I stop to retie?”
“I think it’s hotter than last time. Boo.”
“Which way should I go, right or left?”
“I should have worn the other shorts. These don’t feel comfortable right now. And it’s definitely too hot for long sleeves. I’m going to drop this off at home.”
“Oh, hey. Remember that time when you really embarrassed yourself at that party eight years ago? I bet everyone still talks about it. Good times, yeah?”
“Now my other laces don’t feel right.”
“HELLO, PUPPY FRIEND!!!! Hi, person walking puppy.”
“Ok, this is fine. We’ve got this.”
“If I take this route, I can catch the sunrise over the water. That would be nice.”
“OMG! Is that a snake? Nope! Just a stick! Whew.”
“I could run all morning! This is great!”
“HELLO, PUPPY FRIEND!”
“Who’s making bacon? And coffee? Jerks!”
“Ok, now my stomach is really growling. I wonder if those people would give me bacon.”
“Hmmm. I wonder if we need bacon from the store. That reminds me, we need ziplock bags and I should get some more bananas.”
The penultimate miles.
“One foot in front of the other.”
“I wonder what race I should sign up for next. Running is awesome.”
“Why aren’t there more puppies in the neighborhood?”
“Ick. I’m so sweaty. Why am I the only person who gets this sweaty?”
“Is that a rock in my shoe? Dammit. Ok, well it’s just going to have to wait til we’re done.”
“Maybe I should start listening to music.”
“Not now, bladder. We will be home soon. Hold it.”
The last mile.
“OMG, why are we not done?”
“I’m so hungry. I wish I had a snack. The first thing I’m going to do is get a snack.”
“Ok, just another half mile. Come on, you can do this.”
“I SAID, YOU CAN DO THIS!”
“If you hurry up, you might be able to pet that puppy!”
“HELLO, PUPPY FRIEND!”
What’s running through your mind on your run?