I’m just wondering. I’m wondering if I run faster when people are watching. This thought has been rattling around in my head, and came to fruition this morning.
Compare this week’s runs:
- Monday, 5PM: 3.5 miles @ 10:43 pace
- Thursday, 5AM: 3.5 miles @ 11:18 pace
There were no cars on the road this morning when we ran. No one to wave to, to thank for letting us run in the middle of the road. The overpass was virtually empty, except for a few cars here and there. When we run at night, everyone is coming home from work. Tons of cars. Gotta suck in that stomach, and look, well…like a runner. This morning? Not so much. Hat on, music blaring, but just not feeling that community spirit…and wondering…
…am I just better when people are watching? Is this the pull of a race? Of course, my mind wandered to p*rn stars. I just wonder if they are that, um, entertaining when no one is watching.
I know. Weird segue. Just a random thought that breezed through my head.
This is my last day of my first century of life. My son put a note in my lunchbox that read,
50 more years!!!! Love, Gymnotes #1
ah. Sweet kid. I am blessed by both of them.