Rash Ramblings

A runner once, an explorer always!

More on more…

I think maybe no matter what you are into, your body (and maybe mind, too) always wants more. At least maybe the tendency is to increase what you are getting no matter what you are into. That is where you get into trouble when you are “into” too many things. Some want money, some want food, some want leisure, some want work, some want sports or any number of other things. This can lead to a person being overwhelmed because you just can’t have it all. The satisfaction we eventually find is more about what we have learned to do without. More is a higher level of responsibility or at least it should be. Doing with less allows for more freedom.

All of this comes to us by the path we choose and no matter what path we choose, there are always paths going off in all directions to take us to another place. It is our choice. I find now it was not true that I didn’t have time to run with everything else I was doing. It was me not making time to run. It was not a priority. The double beef hamburger was a priority that I made a habit. It was so much so that even when I wasn’t that hungry I still ordered it because that was my habit. I also got into that mode of, “I’ve done all this so I deserve a reward.’ After a while though you are rewarding yourself even when you don’t deserve a reward. This has become rampant in our society. You hear about people getting these huge bonuses even though there company is failing. Are they getting a bonus because they were supposed to be making the company fail? That is the part of the economic situation we are in right now that I like. It is making people reevaluate their lives and their priorities. We can always do better, but in order to do so we have to be aware of the path we are on.

As I have now stepped up the workouts I find it is not that much more effort for a much greater reward. I expect to finally start seeing some real results. As I increase the workload, I expect to become much more efficient. I will continue right now in the 45 minute range for my runs. By December I will try to increase this to an hour. After I get to that level I can then start working on increasing my speed. Regular runiing for an hour a day will be more than adequate to allow me to compete in a 10,00 meter race and continue on to my goal.   Thu 48:21.83


Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.  ~Elbert Hubbard

The years teach much which the days never knew.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.  ~Herb Caen




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