Ever feel as free as a bird and not want to stop running? This doesn’t happen often and I’m so frequently strapped to my chaotic schedule that it can’t happen even if I am in fact feeling “free”. However, on Wednesday night, I just didn’t want to stop. I run with a group on WEDs, ended up a bit ahead and just didn’t stop at our normal spot. I was hoping everyone would go on home and not worry about me but of course, as I finally returned to my car, there they were awaiting my return. Ugh! I felt bad. I felt guilty. I’m sorry! In the future, please, don’t wait for me!
I’m a very random runner. I like to run fast. I like to run slow. I like to walk. I like to talk. I like to run far. I like to run short. I really, just like to run. Therefore, I am a wildcard so don’t wait for me.
I’ve been putting in a lot of treadmill miles this winter due to our frenzied family schedules. Therefore, when I actually get to hit the pavement and the wind isn’t trying to destroy me, I just want to run. Run free. Run for as long as I am able. So please, don’t wait for me.
I run a lot of solo miles. Actually most of my miles are solo. I run in the daylight. I run in the dark. I run country roads. I run city streets. I run trails. I run paths. I run the beach when I am able. So the thought of someone waiting for me is almost unimaginable because I spend so much time running alone. So let’s agree that in the future….. you don’t need to feel obligated to wait for me. I appreciate your concern. I appreciate your caring. I appreciate you. However, I don’t want to feel guilty. I don’t want to feel rushed. For once I want to feel free as if somebody isn’t actually ….. waiting on me. So please, don’t wait for me.
Have you ever ran a little extra and had a person, or two, awaiting your return? Super nice but makes you feel bad, right? 😦
** The Random Runner ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **