Friday, October 12, 2012
Back in Time
But to understand the future, we have to go back in time.
Not sure what I expected but it certainly wasn't this:
Still I got on that thing this morning and pedaled for 30 minutes. It's so retro I felt like I probably should change the playlist on the iPod but appropriately that playlist started with Back in Time by Pitbull and ended with Burn Rubber on Me by The Gap Band. Even without the modern bells and whistles I worked up a light sweat but I'm just going to consider this a way to keep my legs conditioned a bit.
In the November 2012 issue of Runner's World, Amby Burfoot has an article entitled The Life of a Runner, which I happened to read just before falling asleep last night. It's like it was meant for me. In it he says (and more specifically reminded me):
First the bad news: If you aim for a lifetime of running, you will hit bumps on the road. Heck, let's be honest: You will hit something that looks like Mount Everest, and on the back side a gulf as deep as the Grand Canyon. The challenges we each encounter are uniquely ours, but they will come. We all have good years and bad. Shift happens.
Life requires us to make adjustments, less is still something.
My plan is to roll with what has been a pretty bad year, lean into the shift, and make the most of my less.
Have a great weekend all!