Nowadays I run five days, two days off, sometimes six days in two rest days, but I know rest is really part of the training. It took a long time for this transformation to happen for me, but I realized that when I run, I just need to get out there and enjoy myself, and it feels like a lot A happier and healthier place.
I try not to run the same route twice if at all possible. I love its change and variety. I like new things. I Don’t really listen to music Either because I need to be aware of my surroundings from a safety perspective.
Other times, running can be fun. If I see a stone that seems to be manageable, I will jump off of it. If I see a dog, I will stop petting it or taking pictures. This is not a serious endeavor.
However, sometimes, it is not always easy to keep up with the routine. A week and a half ago, I hit a really low level. I was crying and laying on the bed, but I had enough willpower to get dressed and get dressed. My wife suggested I go for a run and she would follow me on the bike for the first mile or so.
I got to the end of the lane, and when I looked down, I thought my usual route seemed a long way off. So I started walking, then moving faster with the next steps. I started running, and by the third or fourth mile I felt a transformation. It’s like a stranger came into my place, and when I came back, I felt so much better.