My running pratice is influenced by the motivational book on my nightstand. For the past months I read a book about the joy of running. It told me to focus on the rythm of my legs, to let myself become part of nature. And in my mind I ran through the sunny prairy, just like Laura Ingalls.
But then I found another book, which treats running as a science. The author talks about optimum trainingzones, anaerobic training and heartbeats. And since toddlers and senior citizens keep passing me by I thought it would be smart to try this approach. So I said goodbye to Laura Ingalls, and said hello to my running gadgets: a heart monitor, stopwatch and Ipod. And you know what the heart monitor told me? I run like a snail. No wonder toddlers go faster.
As soon as I didn't go fast enough my heart monitor beeped loudly. And apparently this was often because it kept peeping. Desperately I ran faster and faster, trying to get away from that annoying peeping sound. I never got out of town so quickly! So now I'm feeling very smug.
From now on I'll be Gadget Mom!