Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert

Two runs today

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“Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.”

-Joan Benoit Samuelson

To achieve a dream, you sometimes have to make changes to your lifestyle.

Sleep and wake earlier is one of those changes I have to make. Because I had to catch a 7am bus, I got up very early today and went out to the track for a morning run. Time was tight but I managed a short run. Soon, I may have to stick with this schedule daily to get a run in.

The track seems to be the only place I could run these days without pain. Concrete is just too hard on my knees and shins. Asphalt track in the public park is okay, but it’s too far to go during weekdays.

Although repetitive by nature, Track is nice. No cars blowing toxic gases from their exhaust pipes at you, no pedestrians blocking you, and no dogs chasing you. (There were three dogs sleeping on the track this morning though.)

I also went back there in the evening. The evening run was a lot more relaxed. When you have more time, you can appreciate things around you. Never rush through life unless necessary. Enjoy its beauty.


Written by Rop

July 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Posted in running, thoughts

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  1. Finally you are back 🙂


    July 10, 2009 at 9:30 am

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