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Happy opening day!!!! I’m here to write some remarks about my beloved New England. Bad news? I’m late to it because I was buying tickets for the ICC final in Miami (WHICH I TOTALLY HAVE NOW) and Houston scored while i was doing that. Sigh.
COME ON, NEW ENGLAND!!!!
There’s a loop I run in my neighborhood; the third mile includes a long, gradual uphill stretch that I used to drag through so badly. That was before I ran a mountain race.
I didn’t title this post to be some grand metaphor. Everyone really should run up a mountain if they get a chance- or down and up for two laps, which is what I actually did, if you want to be technical. It changed my entire perspective on running. All the inclines that used to seem so arduous are nothing by comparison, so I hardly even notice them now. That’s done unbelievable things for my training.
And if you’re thinking there’s no way you can run up a mountain because you’re not as in shape as I am, you might be surprised. Yes, I am tolerably athletic- it’s all leftover from those college years- and i have the advantage of meter-long legs on a 1.6-meter body. That’s about the only advantage I have, though. I’m not thin; i’ve got curves that get far more appreciation in foreign countries than they do here. More importantly, I have imperfect feet and legs- low arches, shin splints, dodgy knee, all typical things- and completely defective lungs.
So what I’m saying is that if I can do it, you can do it, and you really will be glad if you do because nothing about running is the same after that finish line.
Your only excuse is living someplace flat. in that case, do take the title as a metaphor and run something else that’s challenging and vaguely crazy; run a marathon, run an ultra, do whatever still intimidates you and prove to yourself that you’re strong.
But the best thing really is to run up a mountain. What can’t you do after you’ve done that?
Watch out for that bend! #sopot2014 #tracknation #trackandfield #athletics #run #poland