I’m sure I’ve mentioned in a past blog that my running buddies and I used to screw sheetmetal screws into the bottoms of our running shoes whenever the conditions got especially treacherous. Well, a good friend just sent me a picture of his newly enhanced running shoes and I thought I’d pass it along, so [...]
everyone knows that! My friend Brynn and I went running for a quick second around Biltmore Forest neighborhood, a lovely area with little traffic and pretty lawns. We took it easy, and I felt pretty good. I wasn’t sore after running: we only ran about 22 minutes, but it was long enough to feel productive, [...]
I'm noticing a somewhat macho trend in fitness training in general, where it's fashionable to work yourself to exhaustion; where you're led to believe that if you don't "feel the burn" and give it everything you've got… that you just don't "Do It,"… as the Nike ad says. There is, of course, a lot to be said for building will power and challenging yourself to feel your limits. But, there's also a lot to be said for not taking yourself, or your running, too seriously.