Long runs can be a little tedious, and I struggle to find ways to pass the time.
I’ve tried admiring the scenery*, listening to music**, listening to podcasts***, talking to myself**** and contemplating my inner muppet in search of enlightenment***** but I’m usually aware of each and every mile, each and every bus stop, each and every taxi.
So when Run Or Go Crazy suggested that we combine our runs, I leapt at the chance. Suddenly, instead of a 12 mile run, I had a three miler to our meeting place, a six miler in great company and a three miler home. And as I picked the meeting place, I even got to make sure that the last three miles was down hill.
I can’t remember the last time a two and a bit hour run passed so quickly******.
*I spy with my little eye something beginning with T.
I spy with my little eye something beginning with AT.
I spy with my little eye something beginning with YAT.
Yet Another Tree. Bored now.
**This just puts me off my stride.
***Great…unless there’s any traffic, in which case it’s volume up, volume down, volume up, volume down.
****I really am quite dull.
*****I have no inner muppet. Sad, but true.
******A slight exaggeration. It was in fact last week, when I roped in plustenner for company. I sense a theme emerging.