Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How do you keep from getting bored?

My boss asked me this question yesterday and I asked him to clarify what he meant, he said "you trained for an Ironman, how did you keep from getting bored when you were training?  My daughter is training for a 5K and she is so bored she can't stand it!"  I can honestly say that I didn't really have an answer for him, sure I have my moments when I am bored but they seem to pass quickly, I kinda like the time that I spend with myself and my thoughts.  His statement made me think about comments that other people have made about running and how the boredom is what derails them from their training.  Maybe that is one of the things that sets those who run (or bike or swim) apart from everyone else, were all okay with the time we spend alone, maybe we even relish it on occasion!

To finish the story I told him that I really didn't have an answer because I didn't really get bored all that often.  My co-worker then had to pipe in with "come on, we all know B Sue Fly is a bit unique, do you really want to know how or why she does the things she does?!"  It was said with love because she is a good friend of mine but it did make me think...it also made me smile, because deep down inside I like that maybe I am a bit left of center and I am really okay with that!

Have a happy day!


DRog said...

I know I'm happier when I am training!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I think my co workers think I'm a little "off" too!