Today I failed. And I’m okay with that.
I missed my run yesterday (life happens) so I set out for a nice early morning run in the woods and everything was right with the world. I was going to figure out all of my problems and enjoy the early morning sunshine and fresh air. Needless to say, it didn’t really go according to plan.
I had to cut it short. Here is what I got from it though:
- Plan ahead: I should have known there would have been bugs on a muggy July morning. But I didn’t really think ahead and my run suffered. Lesson learned.
- It’s very hard to concentrate on your form when you have a cloud of bugs attacking you while you run: I must admit that I let them get to me. Those little buggers! Shame on me! And I bet that it’s safe to say that proper biomechanics don’t include swatting your neck and head every minute…
- It’s hot in July in Ottawa: I was a sweaty mess. I was going to pull off a Matthew McConaughey but see #1. The good thing is that I was still sweating up to an hour ago. I guess it kicked up my metabolism for the day!
- A short run is still better than no run: I’m still smiling. I got inspiration for another blog post. And I bet I will be really productive this morning!
I would have never would have been to get this out of my run before ChiRunning. Just sayin’!
Speaking of ChiRunning, one of their medical board members came out with a new website about “natural” running and the entire minimalist movement: http://naturalrunningcenter.com/
It’s a great resources done by a great guy, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a family physician and an elite runner, who, in his early 40s, can still reel off sub 2:40s at the Boston Marathon. He recently opened the first minimalist running store in the United States in Shepherdstown, WV.