Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds

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Run 22: 8km Wandering Mind

  • May 14th, 2018 at 12:06PM

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Despite the inherent sadness of the abandoned dog run last week, there's something nice about having a one way route, with the end point being your house. Definitely cuts down the pain of a distance run from "exceedingly miserable" to "decidedly miserable".

So on the way home from the city I had my family drop me off by the side of the road again, but today I actually had the right clothes. I thought I would be underfueled as I missed some food inputs, but it actually turned out ok. Felt flabby though.

It was a windy and chilly run, I took it slow (as if I had a different speed) and just let my mind wander. Which leads us to:

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS FROM 8 KILOMETERS OF SUFFERING

• I have seen more three legged dogs in the past 3 months than the rest of my life.

• Speaking of dogs, saw a lady pushing a bulldog in a dog stroller. Who's walking who?

• Spreading your fingers as widely and strongly as you can makes uphills easier.

• What if you breathed through the top of your head like a whale? Would people still wear hats?

• Wouldn't it be hardcore if for every rip in a person's jeans, it meant they had killed someone? Or maybe each rip represented a heart they had broken?

• Running 8km is way easier than 7km! My brain was able to think in four 2km "quarters" and get it done.

This run is about as good as it gets. I know I'll pay for it with a streak of nasty runs in the next few days. Bring it on, I don't even care anymore. I give up on giving up!

 
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11 comments

Christine L.Christine L.Alumni
about 3 years ago

Thanks for giving us a peek inside your mind. Pretty cool. I’m all too familiar with the wandering mind phenomenon. I call it flight of ideas. 😆 Glad you had a good run. That’s it! “give up on giving up.” Give in to running.


    Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
    about 3 years ago

    You could breathe through your eyelids like Fernando Valenzuela and Nuke LaLoosh.
    Sub 7:00min/km? Shouldn't we be celebrating?


      Tracey N.Tracey N.Kenzai Member
      about 3 years ago

      Dog strollers are everywhere here - they drive me nuts. Dogs are not dolls.
      I like your thought about breathing like whales.


        Todd M.Todd M.Kenzai Member
        since 2015about 3 years ago

        Priceless! I wish I had time for my mind to wander, but I was too busy consistently making my way through people that didn't have any sense of spacial awareness on the streets of Tokyo. I keep telling myself I'll never run again before 10pm, but I couldn't resist a nice sunny day.


          Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
          about 3 years ago

          3 legged dogs - that is a good luck harbinger!
          Go Team go


            Tahera Z.Tahera Z.Kenzai Member
            about 3 years ago

            You got to make a comic strip of your runs! priceless! 😄


              Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
              Trainerabout 3 years ago

              Be careful, you were dangerously close to sounding ‘ok’ about a run there. You don’t want to ruin your program goal streak you have going.


                Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
                about 3 years ago

                Spreading out the fingers wide and strong huh? Really? I gotta try me that...


                  Carol A.Carol A.Kenzai Member
                  about 3 years ago

                  OMG Patrick😵 Your mind was definitely wandering... Lots of food for thought there😂😂 I will never look at ripped jeans the same again.

                  Matt Berlin's comment about you keeps me inspired to know that even you have moments of 😩

                  Love this... Bring it on, I don't even care anymore. I give up on giving up! Love it😍💪💪💪💪


                    Ryan H.Ryan H.Kenzai Member
                    about 3 years ago

                    Running.. love or hate.. at least it can take the brain places it wouldn't normally go.


                      Dave R.Dave R.Alumni
                      about 3 years ago

                      Always an interesting post!


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