Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert

Just another training day

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Still coughing. The cold symptoms are still lingering. Hoping for them to go away in time. Got in the second run of the week today. Didn’t breathe too well because of the coughing. Did about the same distance as yesterday, but at a much steadier pace. It was a race pace preparation. Practicing the legs to get used to the pace. Preparing the mind to overcome the pain.

For an hour, I pounded the concrete pavement quietly. Living in my own world, just the way I like it. It’s the calm before the storm. It will be very different on race day.

Waiting for the big day is exciting. Just like a birthday when you were a kid, a trip to a faraway place, a graduation, or a wedding, a race can gets your heart pumped. But no matter how big the event may be, it’s just a moment in life. When it is finished, life goes on. Souvenirs and mementos get put inside closets. The joy stays in the heart; but one must look for a new goal to focus on.


Written by Rop

November 18, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Posted in running, thoughts

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