By Ray Lawlor
Running. What’s it all about?
Well from my perspective this is how I see it.
First, the initial idea of going out and running gives me a feeling of “yes” with fists clenched. “Let’s do it!”
But the reality is you actually have to run, and by run I mean up hills as well, this is St. John’s, it is unavoidable.
Hmm, now the fun just left the idea.
I sit and think about this and realize it’s true; you do have to run to be a runner. Then the questions flood into my head; ones I find serious, like, do I want to do this for any length of time?
Do I want to be out in nasty weather to run?
Do I want to be getting up early in the mornings to run?
Do I want to feel the pain other runners talk about?
Do I really care when it comes down to it that I may even lose weight even if it’s just a few pounds?
So that’s it, I’m not going to run or be a runner, my mind’s made up.
Ah, my mind is relaxed - I don’t have to worry about running and all the bad weather with rain and snow and wind. I don’t have to do it. I don’t like it and I’m not doing it. For what?
Those poor suffering so-called runners out there today, cold and wet, and I’m here in my office warm and dry. Where would you rather be?
Time to check my e-mail, let’s see now...oh here’s one from Mark.
WHAT? Is he mad? Start a running club, here at work? The man is losing it. There is not a person in the office that can run the length of the building let alone a mile or two. Some of us (me especially) are even in our fifties, that’s too old to run. Let’s wait and see where this goes.
Good luck, Mark.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
By Ray Lawlor
Posted by Metrobus Information Services at 8:38 p.m.