Sometimes when I’m running I think about what I want to write about (I like to think I’m profound and insightful), but this doesn’t really work as I can never predict what is going to happen during any particular run.
Today I was bit rushed to get my run completed and make it to a few appointments on time. I didn’t see the bear I usually see within the first five minutes of my run so my thoughts started wandering (oh, I’ve affectionately named him Hugo). Bear in mind (pardon the pun) that I was a bit caffeinated so my thoughts were moving quite quickly and quite randomly. This is just a bit of where my brain was going during my short run this morning:
- Why did I pick Hugo as a name? Why would I name a wild animal in the first place?
- Why do I name things that don’t need names? Like the spider in the basement bathroom (Sid) and the 5 turkeys we had a few years back. It’s a mistake to name an animal you intend to eat.
- How can people run outside with headphones on? I could never do that. How would I hear if Hugo was around?
- People, “young” ones especially, are way too connected to their smart phones and are likely losing their social skills.
- Where’s Kobi?
- When is this hill ever going to end!
- My shadow and Kobi running looks cool, I should take a picture.
- What time is it?
- Full fat, sugar and sunshine are good for you.
- Maple syrup.
- I love maple syrup.
- Hmmm, what am I going to eat today?
- Can my brain ever shut up and I just run without all this chatter?
- Why can’t I accomplish what Dan Millman writes about in his book Mind Body Mastery? I just read this book, I need to read it again.
- Where’s Hugo?
I think you get the picture. Okay, so for tomorrow’s long run, I’m going to work on keeping the chatter down and trying to remain in the moment. It will likely be exhausting.