My 7k run tonight felt ridiculously great!
You know, it was one of those workouts when you sport a stupid smile throughout.
My running this spring is about comfort and consistency right now, since my real focus is on STRENGTH until June.
Therefore I rarely push it during my weekly runs and there is definitely no snot, drool or other unattractive bodily fluids leaving my body throughout my sessions.
I don´t care if people run past me.
Or, I should say: I don´t care if certain people run past me.
I even step out of my way for high tech sportswear-, lycra-, dri-fit-, the latest models of running shoes-, this season´s wind jackets, proper running socks- and POLAR/Garmin/NIKE Sportsband-wearers...
What I do not tolerate - and let me admit it straight away: I AM A RUNNING SNOB (and do not mix this up with being elitist. I consider everybody who runs to be a runner)- is when I am overtaken by a cotton T-shirt-/washed out baggy cotton pants-/football shorts from the 19th century-/old indoor bandy shoe-wearer.
Then and only then, my fiery, competitive spirit awakens and I push and push and push until I´m next to, and then past this unworthy human being.
It´s like all my gadgets, all my wiring - (hello! HOW MUCH technology can one wear for a run??? Polar watch, heart rate chest strap, foot pod, iPod player, headphones, NIKE+, NIKE+ Sportsband...), my expensive clothing and this season´s shoes, just HAVE to make me a better runner than "them"!
Because if that is not the case, I am no better than the ridiculous case of a person at the top of the ski slopes who FALLS out of the chair lift, tangled into everybody else´s equipment, wearing the most expensive gear, with all the right labels, but who just ends up on his designer dressed butt over and over again, with no idea how to ski.....and that would just be so, so sad, wouldn´t it?