Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuning In ...
Dr. Seuss is credited with, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” That is how I feel about cross country season. In fact, there are days when I smile because it’s over! The changing of the seasons is always a challenge for me. I am never quite ready for it to be this hot, cold, or windy. Running doesn’t escape the challenge. I have to adjust from the very social and consistent running of cross country practice to a solitary and admittedly sporadic winter running regimen. It isn’t sad, it’s just different and it takes me a week or two to adjust.
I have rediscovered one of my forgotten running buddies, Alan Jackson. Because I now have an iPhone, I use the MapMyRun app and have a very encouraging female voice in my ear every half mile to give me pace and distance updates. This week I changed things up a bit and included Brad Paisely in my tight circle of running friends. Here is one of my new favorite tunes!
We can fight change, or we can embrace it. The choice is ours.