4/21/2009

Running as sense-making



It's going to be a stressful day. I got up at 7:00 AM to start work and I could sit here in front of my computer for the next 10 days and still not get it all done.

Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but I'm prone to that awful habit when I'm under stress. I'm under stress at the moment as I try to balance work, my other work, and my need to run six miles or so every other day.

In 14 minutes my feet will hit the street and I'll be off. No phone. No e-mail. Just me and my feet. I'm even going to skip the iPod today so I can hear the birds, and so I can concentrate on my surroundings. I don't know where I'm going to go. I know I'll leave the condo and will turn left up Commonwealth Drive. From there? I don't know for sure, but I can guarantee you the day will become a lot less stressful.

7 comments:

Kevin Cox said...

Sean,
I hope you are planning on running the Montalto K. It's on Saturday, May 2 and this will be the first time. It's a special race! Uphill all the way and what a "hill!" It ends at the top of Montalto. It should relieve lots of stress!
Cordially,
Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox said...

That's FIVE K.
Kevin Cox

Sean Tubbs said...

I'm not ready for that one, though I am somewhat tempted to run it. There's another one in DC on May 3 so I think I might run that one instead. Looking for something to run this weekend...

Kevin Cox said...

Give in to your temptations! Do Montalto! It's the first one ever and it's a unique race. Because of the nature of the race it's one where speed isn't what counts. Strength is the key and making it to the top and finishing is victory. It's such an intense and unique race that I won't be surprised if an article about it shows up in Runner's World.
Cordially,
Kevin Cox

Sean Tubbs said...

So, first races are generally good ones to run? I'm not sure I have the strength yet, though I seem to have plenty of energy after my 7 mile runs these days.

Kevin Cox said...

I want to be able to run the first time this race is held because I perdict that it will become a tradition for many local diehard runners. This is not going to be a fun run but it will appeal to serious runners who want a challenge.
Cordially,
Kevin Cox

Sean Tubbs said...

You are making a compelling argument. Only thing stopping me now is that I have plans to go to DC to run a 5K there.