About 15 minutes into the run, I notice this man out shoveling his driveway. He stops, looks at me, and yells, "You are F^*#ing crazy!" I couldn't help agree, but I was having a great run nonetheless.
Have you ever stopped and looked at how your life looks to an outsider? The things we do as athletes that are normal to us, like getting up well before the crack of dawn, running in single digit temps, while snowing, in the dark? I mean REALLY?!? I am grateful for these choices I have made in my life, but I can totally see how this guy would think I am nuts. Somedays I wonder, but I wouldn't change it for anything. While I am out there and have the road and quiet world to myself I have often had a heart full of thanks that I am able to experience what everyone else missed because they are still in bed. It is often on these early morning moments that I have that "all is right with the world" moments that prepare me for the day that lies ahead.
In the meantime, Happy Training All!