Monday, October 22, 2007

Crappola Monday

What a day, it's been raining here since like midnight, PLUS it's cold, almost as cold as a well digger's butt, or at least it feels like it is. This is a sucky kind of day, no running this morning, so I was going to go home and run at lunch....well guess what!!!! It's still raining!!! Someone is trying to mess with me mileage and I don't particularly like it.

So all that said, this is also the day of our monthly running club meeting. My cardiologist was supposed to be our guest speaker but had to cancel at the last minute...which I can understand...more important issues...like someone's well-being take a precidence over a meeting, so she wants to reschedule for another month...so that is good that she just didn't say forget it altogether.

Now for some running ramblings with Randy....since I can't run, or choose not to so I don't catch some viral problem, at least I better not....it's getting too close to my "3 marathons in 90 day dash" and a designation as a Marathon Maniac!!!!! Insane? I know but it gets worse.....I've noticed that on the longer runs where I'm starting to get away from doing our run/walk routine and allowing my running intervals to steadily lengthen in time I feel that I'm hitting what I can remember as a runner's high....it's such a rush!!!!

But I've got to admit the things that run through my brain during these times is a bit wild...but I've got to blog about them before Bonnie tells the world. I'll be running along...won't even realize that my brain has gone off into some "other zone" then what wanders back are thoughts..not about my running, but thoughts that I'm some Ethiopian or Nigerian runner out ahead of the pack in some marathon, maybe it's Boston....then I'm back in my body...silly I'm out in front because there is no one else running at 5fricking-o'clock in the morning.... So I go a bit further and then once again my mind wanders off on its own...I'm always so astounded that it can find me again when this happens because I'm never at the same place where it left....well am I really that slowt that it can leave and still is able to locate me....anyway......the next thing I know is I'm seeing the finish line of some marathon...again unknown...I'm not sure that I am the winner....but the way people are cheering and yelling my name I must be in the top 5 or so...and then again I shake this off to realize I'm running thru a traffic light.....not some finish line somewhere.....

These are truly incredible times...notice I didn't say incredulous...I will leave you to your own conclusions in that regard. I just know that when these things happen I am at a point where I don't even feel that I'm running...sometimes I want to do a reality check to see if I'm really on my feet or not. Delirious....maybe.....runner's high....maybe....feeling great when it happens...absolutely. It is like I'm at a whole other level....sensing that changes are coming...I know I can run faster, have better endurance, I can "see" what I am capable of and it fills me with a higher energy......hard to explain...but so wild to experience.

5 comments:

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO Randy!! Love the new "Maniac" title.

My mind wanders also, although it's usually not running related stuff. I'll be thinking about some show I watched last night or mulling over one of Stephen Hawking's theories (LMAO, kidding about the last one)

Jess said...

Isn't it crazy how the weather is all outta whack -- you're getting tons of rain there, and it's dry as a bone in CA with their wildfires and in GA where they're experiencing one of the worst droughts on record. There needs to be a way to even this out!

Mendy said...

Maniac. Yeah, I agree... 3 marathons in 90 days. That's great dedication. I wish my mind would wonder more when running. Most of the time, it's "okay, only 3 more miles to go, that's 30 minutes (roughly), that's an episode length of the Office" etc, etc. Anyway, sounds like you've found your niche. Great job!!

Pat said...

Funny, I never heard of the marathon maniacs til today. Then I read about it in two different blogs. I want to be a marathon maniac too.

J~mom said...

I love your new title!! Colder then a well digger's butt...LOL! That totally is an Oklahoma type of saying!;.)