Who Does Number Two Work For?

All runs are relative to your experience. So, for me this one was a turd. Literally. Nowhere in the runners handbook did I read, “don’t have that second cup of coffee” before a run. Well played Starbucks, well played.

I was pressing nylon and the alarm bells were going off. This was an EMERGENCY!

After an ass cheeks clinching speed walk to the closest Sam’s Mart, I was able to get back on the run but never back in the groove. Go figure.

When I started my warm-up before the run I was feeling good. Great songs on the iPod. A pep in my step. I was ready to have a kick ass run. Truth be told I wanted to set a few PR’s. But life – or gastroenterology had a different idea and it was hard for me to bounce back until the last stretch.

The teaching moment from this run didn’t happen until I was finished. I saw my son, Alex running with our dog Otto up Elizabeth Lane and in that instant my entire attitude changed. Sure the run meant something to me but not as much as watching a happy teenage boy and his dog having fun.

This run reminded me of a quote we saw last night from the movie, “Eddie the Eagle.” ……

“The most important thing … is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” – Pierre de Coubertin

Step Dad and Step Son