July 24th – What Have We Learned?

Today I experienced not one….not two…but three very cool things:

1) I got The Nod during a run. And I needed it. I’m telling you folks – The Nod will become “a thing”. You just wait and see….

2) While running along the southern transverse of Central Park, I got to look on as a couple of young kids – maybe they were 3 years old – began running on the walking path that runs alongside the runners’ lanes. These two boys were laughing hysterically as they bounded down the road, their parents frantically trying to keep pace. I slowed up just to watch them run. They ran the way I wish I could: with unparalleled joy.

3) for the first time in a long time, I was able to negative split my run. I started out slow, and built up along my run, finishing faster than when I began. Normally, I start out hard and run until I blow up. Not today. Today I actually ran smart. Must have been a momentary lapse of reason.


Author: backofthepacker

A slow running, wine slurping, Disney-loving, bourbon swilling triathlete that is simply looking to go from ordinary to extraordinary...and hopefully motivate others along the way.

One thought on “July 24th – What Have We Learned?”

  1. I always have the urge to high five a fellow runner but I am too afraid of getting a high five to the face. Maybe I’ll go with the nod, instead.

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