Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Keeping Perspective: Running "Good"
On the way to a trail run this weekend, I saw this car for sale in a parking lot. I read those optimistic words, "RUN'S GOOD" and thought - hey - photo op! So we snapped a couple pictures and went on our way.
When I got home and looked at the pictures, I started sympathizing with that car (which I realize is a crazy thing to do.) I imagined the person writing on the windows with terrible grammar - trying to convince the world that the car is worthy of purchase. I felt like the beat up car with the positive message was sort of a metaphor for my life as a runner.
I am certainly not a perfect runner nor an elite runner, but under all circumstances - I will put in the work, I will do my absolute best and I will be a good runner.
How do you keep perspective on your own performance?
How do you avoid living comparatively to other runners/bloggers or people in general?