Thursday, November 12, 2009

Flame On!

Today was one of those days where you feel it....you know; where you are made for running...it brought back memories of running days gone by, those times in my youth when running was so easy and at times effortless. Today was a joy on the road. As usual I take the first mile slow for warm up but very soon I found myself at MP, then the last two miles at HMP.
I was even thinking about the up coming HM on my schedule. Today I was thinking of a 1:50! Yeah, I must of been feelin' it!
I also was thinking about the vast number of runners I've known that have flamed out. They taste the joy of running but soon over indulge and face injury and fatigue, thus ruining the experience of running for life. It's simple really. Place an urgency on your running and establish the priorities in your life. Hold to the order of your priorities; ex: God, spouse, work, etc, then when you run you'll be prepared to truly flame on! That's what I do, anyway.
Oh well, enough philosophising. Totals- 5.15 miles/ 48:50/ 9:28's. Peace!!

13 comments:

Meg Runs said...

Excellent thoughts...sometimes things that are good for us can also overtake us. I think rest definitely has it's place in our list of priorities too; rest in general and rest from running! Thank you.

aron said...

yayyy glad you had such a great day out there :)

Chris said...

Awesome words Mark. That hits home for me.

Jamie said...

Love days like that! Great job on the run!

Beth said...

A pretty good philosophy that has obviously served you well. Thanks for sharing and reminding. A great run to get you excited about your HM. Yeah!

Suzy said...

It sounds like you had a run we all strive for. Enjoy it and go for it again.

Marlene said...

So true... the balance is important. Awesome job on the flamin' run!

Have a great weekend, my friend!

Anne said...

He speaks the truth!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Sounds like a great run. And I love your thoughts on priorities. Thanks for sharing!!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Glad you had a good run. Those are always nice. I like your priorities, too.

Terri said...

Yes! I love those days when you just know you were made for running. I agree, striking the balance between personal priorities can be challenging. I find when I keep those priorities in-line I enjoy running even more.

Thomas said...

I tried to "flame on" yesterday but I think the rain in Seattle put it off :-).

Seriously, good post and great attitude. You hit the head on the nail--running IS simple and is part of what makes us human but should not overtake our lives and priorities.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

So glad I read this. I want to flame on for life! I don't want to let it falter. And the priorities, a must!

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