What do you do during a run?

While I would like to say that I solve the world's problems and think deep philosophical thoughts during my runs, the truth is I listen to country and western songs.

However, between country and western songs,  I do sometimes get these brilliant ideas that make me think: 'I should write this down! If only I had a pen and paper, although it would be hard to write and run, and I can't take a break yet, so I'll just have to remember! What was it?! I've already forgotten but I remember it was brilliant!'

What do runners do during a run?


I was reading what other runners do during their runs, and I made a list:

  • Enjoying nature*

  • Doing some window shopping*

  • Solving problems

  • Praying

  • Worrying about getting hurt

  • Making plans on how to defend yourself in case of an attack*

  • Focusing on body

  • Keeping an eye on your pace

  • Keeping an eye on your heart rate*

  • Planning meals

  • Thinking about the kids*

  • Spitting

  • Wondering: 'If I drop dead now, will somebody find me?'*

  • Doing sums in your head

  • Counting your steps

  • Counting your breaths

  • Meditating

  • Talking to other runners

  • Focussing on your body

  • Blowing your nose

  • Letting your mind roam free*

  • Reading street signs

  • Listening to an audio book

  • Letting one rip after checking there's no one around to hear it

  • Looking at other runners*

  • Checking out your reflection in windows*

  • Listen to a podcast

  • Enjoying the peace and quiet*

  • Doing the alphabet game: look for something that starts with the letter A. After you've spotted that, move on to B, etc.

  • Checking out houses*

  • Singing*

  • Checking your heart rate*

  • Arguing with yourself: part of you wants to stop and the other part is pushing you to keep on running*

  • Worrying about dogs coming to bite you*

  • Getting in touch with yourself*

  • Thinking of a blog post*

  • Calculating how many Big Macs you can eat considering the number of miles you've run*

I've put a little asterisk after every thing I do. Gosh, I turn out to be quite the multitasker!

Which of these things do you do during your run?
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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for that, the list made me laugh, it is amazing how many things there that I also do! hahahaha...brightened up my day! :-)

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