The more cold showers I take, the more they become warm showers. The more I wake up at the very early hour of 4:45 am, the less early it becomes. And the more I run, the shorter a 6 mile run seems. My perspective is constantly changing.
Perspective has many definitions. Cognitive perspective can be defined as the choice of a or a reference (or the result of this choice) from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience, cohesively forming a coherent belief, typically for comparing with another. In my high schools days, one mile seemed like a great distance. In college I remember being so proud for running 2 miles. The first time I ran 6 miles, I felt like I had covered a distance unknown to humankind. And the first time I made it into the double digits, it was an accomplishment worthy of a weekend celebration.
Today is my last day of running for the week and I have completed a total of 46 miles. I feel great. Running every day for 6 days straight is new territory for me. I’m use to a lot of cross training (mainly to avoid injury) but I’m surprised at how normal 10 miles felt on Wednesday evening. My view on running is forever changing and this is what makes me a better runner. A new perspective opens a new world. And I like a world with lots of miles.
Happy Trails and Happy Running,
Running Update: I had a great hilly 12 miles with Mario this morning. Stats are here.