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!”
I am linking up with Kookyrunner and Zenaida this Tuesday for Tuesday Topics!
What’s running through your mind on your run?
Haha, Jenn, this is exactly what happens to me, too.
I think the brain just goes in free-wheeling mode – and that’s what makes running so relaxing. I even have trouble doing math while on the run… there are so many times I get my turnaround points wrong!
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This could be me writing this!! LOL!! I question why I even bother every single time I start running. Without fail, LOL! My favourite section is always in the middle – that’s when I feel I’m in the zone, I feel strong, I will even tell myself Wow, look at you! And then… the end, Just. Never. Finishes!!!! Until it does, and then I’m usually very positive again.
Darlene S. Cardillo says
My thoughts are similar. They change as the run progresses.
Kimberly Hatting says
My thoughts, exactly! I seldom listen to music anymore, so it’s just me (and whatever catches my attention) if I’m on my own.
Kim G says
‘HELLO, PUPPY FRIEND’ is 100% me, lol. I find that dogs will distract me all the time while out for a run, but that’s a good thing! Your thoughts during the late mile are so spot on, especially ‘why are we not done’. That’s the question that always runs through my head during the last part of a run.
I can totally relate to smelling breakfast cooking, especially on the weekends. Jerks! Lol.
So many random thoughts when running.
I don’t see a lot of dogs when I run — in my neighborhood anyway. Which is funny there are plenty of dogs here.
The rocks in the shoe! So annoying!
Always funny how quickly it turns from this is great to how much further?
I don’t listen to anything when running either. Unless someone runs by blaring music or talking on their phone — both of which annoy me!
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Deborah Brooks says
i do have many of the same thoughts! That first mile I always feel like the tin man. Then, I am home free and dreaming about lunch
Zenaida Arroyo says
Haha, this made me laugh! So many puppies on your route.
I mean. I might know where most of them live and when most of them go out for walks, so…