“Im afraid that some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you. All alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot”
First off, i thought i’d finally post the video and song that inspired me to start this running blog. Tom Petty – Running down a dream…here’s some of the lyrics
I felt so good like anything was possible
I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes
The last three days the rain was un-stoppable
it was always cold, no sunshine
Yeah runnin’ down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin’ on a mystery, goin’ wherever it leads
Runnin’ down a dream
Somehow this song resonates with me. I am, in a way running my dreams. Everytime i run, my dreams get a little happier and lighter. More expressive and life like. It’s fun.
Now, alone time….interruptus. What does this mean? Exactly what it sounds like. It’s not coitus interruptus nor is it anything else involving sex.
I wanted to run this morning alone. I felt like i needed to. I wanted to go my own pace and speed and just run with my music. So, i went out to run and bumped into my running buddies…when i said to one buddy “i’m going to keep going, i’ll see you on the way back”…he just stopped and looked at me kind of questioningly as if to say “what you don’t want to run with us today?”…
So, i begrudgingly turned and slowed my pace and ran with my buddies. I was disappointed in myself because i couldn’t stand my ground and just say i wanna run alone today. So, my run was a series of starts and stops and turn arounds and slowing down.
In the end, i did do about 5 1/2 miles with the last mile (ran alone) at 10.29 min pace. And, the best part is i feel good, have no aches and pains and i know come tomorrow i am up at 6am for another run.
I guess its all in the way you react to things. Now that i look back and really think about it, i was running. I was doing what i love to do with people i love. The weather was lovely, sunny, crisp, and altogether inspiring! So, alone time….interruptus, not a bad thing after all…
Happy Easter my running peeps! Purim too!!