Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sometimes I get exhausted just reading their schedule for the week. Are they more real than the person who laces up and says today I feel good I think I will run a little farther and a little faster? Real runners have equipment and fuel right? I mean real running can't be as simple as shoes and a place to run? We need foot pods, heart rate monitors, GPS watches, running apps, tech gear, hydration systems, and compression gear. I mean real running is serious.
I don't know why we complicate everything. Theoretically shouldn't running be the easiest least complicated exercise. Talk about an exercises that is just about you and what your body can do: running should be it right?
What Make a Real Runner: A comprehensive Technical Evaluation
1) They run. I don't mean a certain pace, schedule, distance, or race. I mean, while most slackers are lying in bed or watching TV a runner puts on shoes and runs.
Pretty complicated huh? It does not matter where. It does not matter if you run with the chord of your ear buds under your shirt or wear it (gasp) dangling outside (newbie). It doesn't even matter if while waiting for the light to change you are mock running in place. FYI...don't do that. You look ridiculous, and it really pisses off real runners!