In running, as in life, the outcome is not always the most important thing. It is about the journey, and more specifically the actions you take to get there. Rick has written about this before about his training, and talks with athletes about it a lot.
When you are working too hard, either stressed from going too fast or hard climbing a hill or going very long, your sympathetic nervous system is diverting blood away from your digestive tract and toward your heart and muscles. Being aware of this physiological response is an important step in managing digestive issues.
Instead of looking out the door in the morning and grumping because it’s raining again, I’m just overlooking it and putting on my raincoat and being happy I get to walk my dog today, or go for that run I’ve chosen to do.
Plus, its really funny to see the look on Rick’s face when he catches himself with a complaint before I can even get the chance to call him out on it!
So its been a little while since I've posted on here. I said I was going to do this pretty regularly and well as we know that didn't happen. Its been a pretty crazy year between selling the house in the spring, building out a camper van (and living part time out of it), and a lot of other things which has just made life pretty challenging.