Last year I always had my iPod with me. The cadences were a big help keeping me moving in a good rhythm. This year I've been leaving it at home. Not that I don't start screwing them up, but my goals have been different. I've been forcing myself to deal with myself and not hide behind the music. Think of it as a running meditation.
The results have been fun. On days where my mind is all over the place, my runs are horrid. Days where I can empty my mind and stay focused on the run, I do well. The experience has helped me to push past some of the stress that I've been incurring at work and with certain friends.
Where ya going with this dude? Well, what cracked me up today was the broken cadence that kept cropping into my head:
Up the hill! Down the hill! Around the hill! Back again!Yes, it was a three mile route. I kept hanging up on that "Loyalty" one. After being zinged with the "You teach by hurting" I've been stuck in a self evaluation mode on my teaching skills. If it were any one else who had said it, I would have laughed it off and moved on, but someone that was once so close to me shook me up. I think I have an answer, though, and we'll let G'n'R put it into words:
3 Miles. You can do it! If you try! Guts! Pride! Loyalty!
I know you don't wanna hear me cryin'My promise: back to the normal babble on the next post. Enough of damning myself. Silence isn't golden when I'm holding it inside...
An I know you don't wanna hear me deny
That your satisfaction lies in your illusion
But your delusions are yours and not mine
We take for granted we know the whole story
We judge a book by its cover
And read what we want
Between selected lines
... I wonder if the RIAA is gonna hit me up for quoting lyrics?