16 degrees/feels like -1
minnehaha creek path/mississippi river road path
15-16 mph wind
I was a little nervous about running because my right knee seemed a bit stiff, but I did it anyway. I’m glad. It was a good run, even if my knee kept reminding me it was there.
Other than my knee and whether or not it might cause me problems, I can’t remember much of what I thought about while I was running. Just this morning, I wondered about this:
What do I think about when I’m running? I should try to remember and make a list. But, will I remember? Thinking while running is almost like dreaming. I rarely remember my dreams and even when I do I can’t recount them in any coherent way.
my thoughts while running, a list
- Don’t slip on the ice.
- Damn, it’s cold, but not too bad.
- I wonder if I will be running directly into the wind for most of this run.
- How soon before my sunglasses fog up?
- The creek is not frozen over. That’s weird. It looks beautiful, shimmering in the sunlight.
- Will I see anyone else running today?
- My knee is stiff. Is this a bad sign? Am I going to injure it again and not be able to walk for a month? [then I imagined getting hurt and not being able to run my race next Saturday.]
- [when the one other runner that I encountered passed me] Don’t speed up. Stay steady and run at your own pace.
- This feels good.
- [when I break out into a big smile because it feels good to run] I wonder what the drivers in the cars think when they see me running and smiling?
- How’s my heart rate? Better check it.
That’s all I can remember. Pretty boring and mundane. No new insights on life. No new perspectives on the landscape.
I’d like to track what I think about more. I think I’ll turn this into a challenge.