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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Random Thoughts from a Run

A friend of mine is an ultra-runner.  He just finished his second 100-mile race, in which he ran for 21 hours straight, through snow and two states.  I am in awe, serious awe.

He doesn't run with music, and one time he told me that when he runs, his mind just kind of goes blank.  I imagine it's kind of a Zen state, maybe a lot like yoga.

I wouldn't know.  My mind?  It doesn't get to Zen very often.  Instead, I get randomness of epic proporitions.

If a one way street is wide enough for three cars, it is definitely wide enough to accomodate a runner and a car, even if said runner needs to drop a few pounds.  There's no need to give me a dirty look and swerve at me so I have to jump onto the median.

Riding bikes with my friends was so fun when I was younger; look how cute they are!

Wow, there's ANOTHER empty pint of Mohawk vodka.  Ew.

Why do I do this again?

It seems wrong to listen to Big Pimpin' while running past a church.

Ok, Telephone is a little better.  Wasn't that on Glee this season?  Musical shows make me happy.  Oh! I can use that idea for The Red Dress Club TV prompt. 

5K or 10K in August?

When did I get to the point where I get irritated with people smoking while walking down the street?  I don't own the air, right?

Maybe tacos for dinner tomorrow

Fireflies!  So many fireflies.  It makes running in this humidity worth it.  Almost.

This makes me happy.

running makes me happy
but not quite as happy as watching her run

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6 Comments:

  • At July 10, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Anonymous Jane George said...

    ahhh i like this! i do the blank mind running for about 3 miles and then my mind turns to please help me i cant do this thoughts! gotta say i love running though, if only i wasnt trying to drop 40plus pounds of post baby, post diognosis shock comfort eating fat though! xx

     
  • At July 11, 2011 at 7:34 AM , Anonymous Kpiccini said...

    I love how much we have in common, like the way my brain is ALL OVER THE PLACE all the time...and I'm not even a runner.LOL. I am just happy that you get to run through all those emotions!!! Pic of Ab is precious...just cute!

     
  • At July 13, 2011 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Cheryl said...

    That is exactly what happens during my solo runs. Total randomness! Love it!

    Also, do you have a new header??

     
  • At July 13, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    I do!  My friend Joe did it (he's an artist/designer).  What do you think?

    Isn't it funny about random thoughts?  I could do a weekly post, because seriously?  some of it is hilarious!

     
  • At July 13, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    She was really going all out, wasn't she?  My brain does such crazy stuff...

     
  • At July 13, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    I think I would enjoy some blank mind running.  I don't know how to do that, though.  I can't turn the random off!  Keep running, and the pounds will come off eventually.  Right?  (I keep telling myself that!)

     

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