Remember when I used to write about running a lot?

by Kim on October 2, 2013

…Yeah. Well. As you know (especially if you read yesterday’s post), blogs change. They go through phases, just like everything else, and my running phase has sort of fizzled for the time being.

But in case you were wondering (which you probably weren’t), I am still running. Pretty regularly, now that I think about it. (No program or goals or anything—I just run when I feel like it, for as long as I feel like it, and it’s awesome.)

The only reason I’m not talking about it more, I think, is because I’ve decided not to sign up for any more races until next year. Something about being off the training wagon has made running dive-bomb on the blogging priority list.

But it’ll be back. I promise you that. I’m definitely feeling a little jealousy kick in watching everybody run their fall races, even though I’m not interested in getting back into training right now. But when I do, I have a whooole bunch of running-related blog post ideas I never got to this year, and you better bet they’ll get written.

In the meantime, to tide ya over, here are a handful of running-related posts from my archives that you might have missed…

1. People who run races are totally insane

Right??

But it’s worth it. And no one really understands why until they try it.

crazy people

2. Running on the cheap

And the ranty, depressing original post that inspired that post: Running don’t come cheap.

running cheap

3. How I trick myself into running

One of them is “think of your body like a dog.” How does that work for you?

trick yourself

4. Are there bad reasons to run?

Jury’s still out on “because a bear is chasing you.” I can’t remember the rule about running v. playing dead.

I can never get my poisonous snake riddles right either. Red on black…watch your back??

reasons

5. Accepting your race times, for better or for worse

Also, accepting that you (and 99.99% of the rest of the population) never, ever look this photogenic while crossing finish lines.

accepting

6. What to do with all those dang race shirts

recycle

7. So…you wanna be a runner.

Here’s one nobody tells you: with every run, it does not get easier. Also: don’t be alarmed if the first few minutes of every run almost always suck.

running when done

8. An ode to jogging (throwback style)

You might be surprised to know that this is one of my favorite posts ever.

Funny thing is: it has zero comments on it, so I guess no one else shares my sense of humor. Ha!!

But I just can’t—CANNOT—look at these old running magazine covers without snort laughing a little bit. I mean, look at this guy’s face…

runners world

Now, off to enjoy this PERFECT fall weather we’re having. The forecast is calling for rain for the next 3 days, so gotta appreciate it while we have it.

Talk to ya later!

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Jan @ Sprouts n Squats October 3, 2013 at 12:23 am

I’m currently almost a week out from my first half marathon and then after that I’m not sure exactly what I want to do with my running. I may need a little break too or get back to just running when I feel like it not just training for another race.
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Kim October 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I rarely train for races these days – I love the freedom of just running however far and fast I want whenever I want to – I enjoy running much more that way and I’m actually running as fast as I ever have right now!
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