Hi there. So the other day I ran with a small group for my long run of 15 miles. I was slightly tempted to whine about the distance. I was also slightly tempted to whine about some of the hills I knew were coming. But I did not. Here’s why:
A dude who ran with us just completed a 100 mile race in the Colorado mountains. Yes, he ran 100 miles at once, and most of it up the side of a Rocky. In comparison, a few measly hills and less than a quarter of the miles he ran don’t seem so tough now, do they?
I always try to keep that in mind. There is always someone out there who can run further and faster than you. So keep your ego in check and try to make this the only kind of whining you do:
It goes the other way too. There are always going to be people who can’t run as far or as fast as you…no matter who you are. But if they put in the work, one day they may be able to. Just as if keep putting in the work, one day we may be able to do what seems out of reach at the moment.
It’s all a matter of perspective, and it’s all relatively relative.
That said, here’s my question for you, and it’s important…What’s your fave wine?