I often get asked what I think about while I am running. Doesn’t it get boring?
The short answer is no. Not really. My mind finds all sorts of things to think about. In fact, this morning as I covered about 7.5 miles, I spent a good long time thinking about what I think about running.
I think about how far I have gone and how far I have left to go. I try to find a way to cut the run short. I think about how I can squeeze in extra miles. I think about my day. I think about the other runners. I think about changing my Pandora station. I think about the weather.
I think about November 20th.
Sometimes, what I see during my run can influence what I think about for a while. For example, when I see this building:
I tend to think about how I have really been meaning to come visit for a while. Isn’t there a new exhibit that I have been wanting to see? I will come check soon. I swear. It’s so close. I really loved my art history classes in college. What was that professor’s name again? I should have taken more art history classes.
And so on. You get the picture.
There is also a very special thing that happens sometimes during a run where I think about nothing. It becomes just about running and breathing and moving, and those are the most peaceful times.
So, to answer the question – I think about everything. Also: I think about nothing.
But for now I have to get going to work. My apologies for the super short posts recently. Enjoy your Tuesdays!