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#1956144 - 08/22/14 03:56 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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The majority of the time I run with a group and we chat the whole way. Our conversations have a very normal progression:

Groaning - Let's go get this over with, why does it take a half mile to warm up?
B!tching - Typically it's about work first, then spouses, possibly mother in laws, then kids
Gossip - we all live in small towns, this ranges from who did I go on a date with last to who missed church
Running - What is our next long run? Who's doing the race this weekend? When are we doing speed work?
Food - we always end with food. What did we eat that day? Have we burned it off? What are we going to eat after? When is the next group birthday so we can have a cupcake run?
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#1956149 - 08/22/14 04:00 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? RR Jen
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Originally Posted By: RR Jen
The majority of the time I run with a group and we chat the whole way. Our conversations have a very normal progression:

Groaning - Let's go get this over with, why does it take a half mile to warm up?
B!tching - Typically it's about work first, then spouses, possibly mother in laws, then kids
Gossip - we all live in small towns, this ranges from who did I go on a date with last to who missed church
Running - What is our next long run? Who's doing the race this weekend? When are we doing speed work?
Food - we always end with food. What did we eat that day? Have we burned it off? What are we going to eat after? When is the next group birthday so we can have a cupcake run?


Not that she's OCD or anything.....
laugh laugh
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#1956154 - 08/22/14 04:09 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? Bankbb1, PITA
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A little paranoid, but it should make you really fast!
No clowns?
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I did forget that!
* Pennywise when I run by the storm drains

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#1956170 - 08/22/14 04:47 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? Bankbb1, PITA
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out of the frying pan...
Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
I think about everything from, the state of the planet to "breath in, breath out"!


My stream of consciousness would go something like, "Breathe in, breathe out....breathe in, breathe out...machine head, better than the rest....why don't foreign singers sound like they have accents during their songs?...why do all fictional characters from other worlds sound British?...Legolas is hot...holy carp it's hot out here...d@mn bugs...I wonder if elves could outrun bugs...
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#1956176 - 08/22/14 04:54 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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As long as you can run in a (semi) straight line, who cares how wonky your stream of thought is! Sounds exhausting though wink
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#1956182 - 08/22/14 04:59 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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out of the frying pan...
Meh...that's only if I run outside. Most days I'm on the dreadmill and read whatever book I've got going on the Kindle while I run.
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#1956183 - 08/22/14 05:03 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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When I started running, it was "oh my gosh I'm going to die, keep going, owwww, keep going, breathe, don't forget to breathe."

In the middle, when I was growing more accustomed to running, it was very stream of consciousness, random thoughts and a lot of working on whatever writing project I'm in the middle of.

Post-knee-surgery, it's "ow, ow, ow, stop being a baby, ow ow ow, ouchhhhhhh, stupid knee, ok walk a block now, breathe, breathe, ok run again, ow ow ow." frown I can't wait to be able to run more than 1 block at a time. Yes, I am resuming running under strict guidance from doctor, phys therapist, and personal trainer. My brain wants it back in my life, my knee not so much. laugh laugh laugh Soon!
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#1956207 - 08/22/14 05:43 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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Before I started my new job, I thought a lot about my old boss, and the anger would keep me going. Now im' in a much better situation, and I tend to let my mind wander.

But the times when I'm running and feel like giving up, I start thinking about my grandfather in WWII, weighing 135 pounds and carrying a 20 pound B.A.R. I imagine him running from spot to spot, advancing, with his sergeant yelling at him to run. I know those guys did it because they had to, but it gives me motivation to stop my bit**ing and keep running.
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#1956222 - 08/22/14 06:03 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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"Big bear chase me" - Chet Ripley (John Candy) in The Great Outdoors smile
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#1956358 - 08/22/14 09:06 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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Just make sure you've got your shotgun lamp and you'll be fine. (as long as it's plugged in wink )

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#1956385 - 08/22/14 09:47 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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If taking the last doughnut from the box just as the CFO was reaching for it was a good idea.
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#1956392 - 08/22/14 09:54 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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Well....if you see me running, you better start running too because that means something is chasing me!

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#1956412 - 08/22/14 10:44 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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My favorite T shirt.

"Bomb Squad, If you see me running, try to keep up."
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#1956416 - 08/22/14 11:12 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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I think of a Big Mac Attack!!!
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#1956482 - 08/25/14 01:40 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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I sing songs in my head, usually end up with some stupid song with a repeditive beat, like S-s-s-A-a-a-F-f-f-f-E-e-e-e-e-T-t-t-Y-y-y safe safe safe dance dance dance.

Your welcome for the ear worm smirk
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#1956507 - 08/25/14 02:17 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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In chronological order, from past to present:

1. The #1 rule in Zombieland: Cardio. Focusing on how pathetic it would be to not be able to make it to the 1-mile marker with a pack of them behind me. How a non-runner like me would be eaten rather than escaping on foot.

2. Then it devolved into laziness, with an intense focus on how much I truly hate running, why am I doing this, Iím causing tremendous strain to ankles and knees, impact jolts to bones, this is the worst human activity ever devised, I'm going to get weird bone symptoms in my shins and feet, why would anyone ever do this, etc.

3. Now I donít run ever if I can help it, but while doing other forms of exercise, I always give thanks for what I have in my life, both at home and at work.

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#1956669 - 08/25/14 06:06 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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I listen to music and my mind always wonders around from thought to thought ... usually settling on how poor my lung capacity truly is and why it never gets better
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#1956803 - 08/25/14 08:58 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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The amount of pain I am in...
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#1956812 - 08/25/14 09:10 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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On this Sunday's trail run it was:

Horseflies...Spiders...Seed Ticks...OH MY!
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#1956912 - 08/26/14 02:00 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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I had larger critters today: three dogs, two cats and a big whitetail doe about 15 yards from me.
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#1957059 - 08/26/14 06:24 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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We has some squirrels that sounded like elephants running through the leaves and an armadillo.
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#1957085 - 08/26/14 07:14 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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Saw an old Friends episode where phoebe and Rachael were running, and phoebe ran with arms and legs flailing crazy like, then by the end of the show Rachael did too.

I then thought of this thread and tried seeing all of you running like phoebe laugh
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#1957483 - 08/27/14 06:36 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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In this heat, no one runs,
no one even breaths.
We just sit in pools of sweat hoping no customers see the wet spots on our cloths.
Last edited by Wolfy; 08/27/14 08:28 PM.
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#1957491 - 08/27/14 06:44 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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Because I've read here about people who think about their breathing, today I started thinking about it, trying to count step per breath. All of sudden, I couldn't breathe. I had to stop thinking about it and start looking for animals again. Today: one cat, one startled (deaf?) puppy who didn't hear me coming, and one dead skunk in the middle of the road. Yeah, I had that song in my head for the next mile.
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#1957512 - 08/27/14 07:14 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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Interesting...last night during speed work, my intervals were much faster when I focused on leveling out my breathing instead of taking the short panicked OMG I'M GONNA DIE breaths.
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