The Scribbler

11 August 2010

Don't think, just run

Filed under: run,training — The Scribbler @ 17:54

I’ve found training quite hard this week. And I’ve been torn between acknowledging that and getting too hung up on it.

Writing sometimes helps me make sense of things, work out the puzzle in my own brain. At other times it’s like a waste chute, a place I can dump the thoughts that scutter around and around. But sometimes it just feeds those thoughts and encourages even more questions.

I spend a lot of time in my own head. And I do overthink things. So sometimes I just need a bit of space and quiet.

I ran intervals this morning, stressing and fretting a little at first until I fixed on my mantra. Don’t think, don’t analyse – just run.

It was tricky to hold that thought, but it worked. I have my peace now, my quiet thoughts. And that warm satisfied feeling of the right kind of run.



  1. That’s what I do, just run. You are more serious than I am, with speed work and all! I am just happy to get out twice a week 🙂 Thanks so much for your supportive and inspiring comment. Its great to talk to others who enjoying running!
    Maria x


    Comment by @verybusymama — 15 August 2010 @ 23:28 | Reply

    • Thanks Maria, I really enjoy reading about all your adventures with little M. I’m taking my running pretty seriously at the moment as I have such a big and important goal to work to, but it’s much more important to me to go out and enjoy it. And I always enjoy talking running!


      Comment by nerunner — 21 August 2010 @ 18:50 | Reply

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