Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Never Ending Story

Date: 10/3/2011
Route:  Hines Park 6 Miler
Distance: 6 Miles
Pace: 9:49/mile
Song that got me started: "No Rain" by Blind Melon
Song that got me through the wall: "Never Ending Story (Extended Mix)" by Nello
Song that brought me home: "Chain Hang Low'" by Jibbs

Swwwweeeet Shot from the Movie

My song that got me though the wall today was a techno remix of the theme song from the great 80's movie "The Never Ending Story." Songs motivate me for different reasons while running, and this song is included in my mix mainly because of the beat, which is very conducive to running. After my run, which was in fact scheduled for 4 miles, and became a 6 miler becasue I was feeling so dang good, I reflected on how the title of this movie is much like running in general.

Running truly is the never ending story. You can look at that with negativity and think about how tired you are and how much farther you have to go, but I prefer to look at it from another perspective. To me, there is always another interesting thing around the next bend, another race to run, another mile to put in. There are literally thousands of stories waiting to be written in my running life.

So I think it was rather appropriate for the run's wall to be overcome with the Never Ending Story theme song. Seeing as with this run complete, I am down to THE LONG RUN (scheduled for Saturday the 8th, with company!) before my half on the 16th, it seems that this chapter of my running life is coming to a close. But I am already doing what runners do, thinking and planning for next year. What races, what training schedule, what goals. Will I finally get The Wife to run a 5k with me? Will I become "Annoying Stroller Guy?" 8 something minute miles?!?! Triathlons...OK dial it back a little.....maybe.

So much is yet to be written in this story, I am excited.

1 comment:

  1. Whee, good luck at the half! Races are always so exciting, even if I'm not running them. I can't wait to hear how it goes for you.

    Hey, I have an idea. Have you ever suggested the Couch to 5K plan to The Wife? And honestly, given how much she gives to other people, especially with CE around now, she might enjoy the quiet time that running provides. Check it out: