A year has passed since I wrote my note

Dear Runshorts,

I’m not sure I can trust you.  I think you need a gentle reminder that, for you, the Around the Bay 30K is a run, not a race.  An expensive run so you can avoid the hated stop lights that are at least 20 minutes long.  In case you start getting silly ideas, I must remind you that last Saturday you ran 37K.  On Tuesday you ran an easy 8K but in minimalist shoes that graced your weary feet for the first time since September.  On Wednesday you ran slippery hill repeats in a snowstorm.  On Thursday you enjoyed a 75 minute athletic (euphemism for painful but in a good way) massage.  On Friday you went to the track for the first time in 20 weeks and ran loops into the wind, mysteriously in every direction.  Sunday is your day of rest.  30 restful kilometres. 

Do not screw this up by running too fast. 


Your voice of reason

Title: The Police – Message in a Bottle. 1979.


6 responses to “A year has passed since I wrote my note

  1. There is a classic rock radio station here – KWPT The Point – every time I read your posts I have to turn the radio on. Thank you.

  2. Dear Runshorts diary. Don’t talk to me. My mind is made up. Besides, other than hills (which we switched to Thursday due to the snow) I had a fairly easy week.

    I want Silver.


    ~ Beaches Runner

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