Monday, October 04, 2010

My Run For the Heck of It

When you're training for a big event, every workout has a purpose. It's a tempo run or a hill run or a long bike or an interval swim. Today I ran just for the heck of it. I have no goals in the immediate future, I can just enjoy going out for a run or a bike or a swim just because I want to.

So today, I slung on my Five Finger toe shoes and headed down to the park. I decided instead of running in boring straight lines, I would play slalom with the trees in the park. I ran around one tree and accelerated toward the next, then jogged for a ways then slalomed around the next tree, probably looking like a crazed skier with no snow. But it was fun, and served no purpose whatsoever. Which made it perfect for today.

2 comments:

Coachhrd said...

What a great point -- fitness for the FUN of it. Sometimes we forget that it's meant to be fun.

janasmama said...

hehehee. love it!