Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lessons From My Cats

My kitten, Cartman, checking out my running shoes.
I have recently become the proud parent of two very lively kittens.  Their energy is unlimited and they have fun with the simplest of toys.  Wads of paper are their No. 1 favorite thing to play with.  It doesn't take much to keep them occupied and having fun.

For the last several months, I've felt like I've been running with cement shoes.  My runs have become a chore.  Taking  a few lessons from my kittens, I've decided to put the fun back in the run.  I'm mixing up some 5k races with long runs in between.  I've started adding some official speed work to my routine to get the energy back.  We'll see how this pans out in the fall for the North Coast 24-hour race.  Regardless, though, I'm having a good time with these simple, but new, challenges. 

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