Running Teaching Designing

Whenever I need a quick timeout from school work or designing, my thoughts turn to running.

I've been running for 20 years and it never gets old.

I love running, especially in the spring and autumn. Spring because it's just warming up and everything smells so good.

Autumn because it's crisp, cool and smells even better.

But those first few days of spring ... well, that's when you make the big changeover from winter capris to summer shorts, and you have to face those dreaded white legs!

  white-legs

Today was that day for me.

But I was very brave (yes, thank you) and out I went. I didn't notice any smirks or heads quickly turning away in shock ... so that was good.

And I had a great 23 minute workout around a nearby mountain.  I ran a bit faster than usual and did lots of hill repeats. I'm pretty slow on the hills so my dog, Max, was in sniffing glory. He could walk and mosey while I gasped and struggled. We work well together, Max and I.

What does all this have to do with the usual stuff I post? Absolutely nothing. Unless, of course, you count all the great ideas I get while I'm out there.

How do you get your creative neurons firing?    


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  1. I admire runners! So much so I tried to be one a couple summers ago. Ha! It is just not my thing. I do workouts every morning--cardio and/or strength training circuits. I still would like to like running, but instead I cheer on my son (when he's healthy). Good for you getting out there today. I definitely have the white legs too. ;-)

    Crystal
    Teaching Little Miracles

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    1. Crystal, I admire people who do strength training circuits. Seriously! I need to do something like that 'cause all I DO is run:)
      Here's to white legs!

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  2. Good job for you. My knees can't take the pressure.

    I get my creative juices by taking a shower - I solve all the world problems there, lol.

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    1. Oh yes! Nothing beats a long hot shower. I'm all over that, too:)

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  3. I feel the same way about swimming. It clears my head, calms my soul, and and recharges my batteries. Here's to the great outdoors...no matter how you chose to enjoy it!

    Cindy

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    1. Yes! That's exactly how I feel! Happy swimming:)

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  4. I miss your running stories. I'll be heading out later tonight with my white legs too.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy.
      Hope your run was fabulous!

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  5. It has not been warm enough for shorts in my neck of the woods yet...lucky for any innocent passersby :) Love your sneakers! And glad you're getting out and enjoying the spring weather! :)

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    1. My different coloured laces are on account of a laundry accident:)
      Hope it warms up for you soon!

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  6. Ahh I couldn't agree more! I have a strong faith and use that time to pray, reflect and listen to worship songs. So good for my emotional health as well as my 40+ year old body that is starting to sag in areas...LOL
    xoxo,
    Vicky
    Teaching and Much Moore

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    1. Hey Vicky! How are you?
      That sounds like a perfectly lovely way to engage your mind while running:)
      Yeah...sagging is inevitable I guess but running is an awesome way to put it on hold!
      Take care.

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