May 3, 2011

What do ya think?

When this posts I will be somewhere over middle America.  I'm flying out to Seattle for the next 10 days or so to find an apartment for my move in June.  Since I may or may not have easy internet access, I've got a coupled scheduled posts for ya but may not be commenting much this week.  I will, however, do my best to keep reading and will get a Country Music Marathon recap out once I get official pictures back.


Detroit Runner got me thinking with his recent post asking what you think about on the run.  It's an interesting question.  We all have different reasons for exercising and different ways we occupy our mind once we're out the door.

Me?  My thoughts never seem to be linear on the run.  They touch on one thing, then the next... flitting around like butterflies, seemingly at random.   Sometimes I head out the door with a problem and it rolls around & around in my head.  Other days, it's "turn-up-the-music-so-I-can't-hear-myself-think" mode.  Automatic pilot all the way. I don't want to think about anything more than the beat of the drums and the feeling of my feet on the pavement.  Some days my plan is to enjoy nature or people watch only to later realize I didn't see anything.  Other times staying out of my head is the only way I can get through it.  Focus on the distractions.

What do you think about on the run?


  1. i NOLA... i am usually thinking : why is it so FREAKING humid.... and hoping i don't get hit by a street car :)

  2. I'm definitely a butterfly thought hopper when I run. Even when I am talking to "C" - our topics are all over the map. It keeps things fresh and interesting. Good luck apartment hunting!

  3. Hmmm, I really don't know what I think about. Apparently, nothing. :)