Rash Ramblings

A runner once, an explorer always!

Running to a goal…

I always wonder,”what will the morning bring?,’ and I guess since I have been back trying to run I may also think, “what can I bring to the morning?” Until I have taken to the road I do not have the chance to get this revelation, at least not on the subject at hand. The air meets me this morning with still indifference. If I do not move, it does not impose itself upon me. It is either just a bit cooler or the humidity levels are down. On those other hot, oppressive mornings it was like a sweaty crowd was with me willing to travel at whatever speed I wished to go. This morning I did not seem so fenced in.

I was thinking this morning about progress how I  will approach reaching higher levels. Since May, I have been in the mode of “Survive” – do whatever it takes to stay on course. I have kind of set October 1st as the time to move to the next level into a mode of “Thrive” – where I start adding mileage and increasing speed and it is in this mode I expect to see the most change. As I have been going, I have been a little like a hybrid car in that I have never gotten up enough speed or gone enough distance to get out of the “electric” mode where I would start burning that next level of fuel – fat. That may be good for that hybrid car, but it will not get me where I want to go. The next and final mode for this endeavor will be “Excel” where I will further adapt my workouts to facilitate me being able to do as well as possible in the Capitol 10,000. I see this starting early to mid January. This may include me entering some other races so I can see where I am and what I may need to work on. Hopefully it will be a time to build some confidence by confirming that I am where I need to be at that point.

In the meantime, I press on striving above all to be consistent. Until another day…                             



Consider the postage stamp:  its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.  ~Josh Billings

Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.  ~Robert Brault



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