Thursday, May 17, 2007

How Sweet It Is

You know the feeling of being in your "happy place"? The first thing I think of is in Happy Gilmore when Happy finds his happy place with beer, women, grandma, and random little people riding tricycles.


Whatever your happy place is, its good to be there whenever possible. After continuing to work into the late hours last night (till 11 pm), all I could think of was, find your happy place. While I didn't find it like Happy did, I knew that I could have some good reflections on my happy place.

While on a run this morning, I thought about some of the requirements for things that should be in my happy place. Here are some of the random thoughts that came through my mind as I pondered (mind you, this was during a workout) that would be in my happy place:
  • Sunrise/sunset
  • A body of water
  • Bike porn to look at
  • No wind to speak of, unless it is always a tailwind
  • Special needs tables with my favorite endurance foods at every mile
  • Endless paved trails without idiots
  • Cheerleaders
Well these are just a few and they are not necessarily in any order. I'm sure if I can think up any more, I'll add them.

I think I found my happy place this morning. Of those 7 items listed, I had 5 of them on my run. Unfortunately, there were no cheerleaders to speak of, only Army personnel on their training runs. And there was also no special needs table, but beggars can't be choosers I guess. What I have learned from this is that I need to get off my butt more often in the morning to go on my runs. It is so relaxing and puts my mind at ease.

Now its back to the chaos of work, but at least I have a visual of my happy place in case I need to refer back to it!

3 comments:

Tri-Trainee said...

i guess its a bad sign when i'm not included in your happy place?

Wrenching Winz said...

Rock N Roll Half Marathon:
Cheerleaders every other mile
rock bands every other mile
beer
paved trails
ocean run
sunrise and sunset
free concerts
FLAT

Lesser is More said...

I came up with these while in the middle of running, so I get an excuse ;)

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