Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Going Solo

I love running with friends.  But every once in a while something comes up, and I end up pounding the pavement by myself.  That's what happened this morning.  My Tuesday running buddy couldn't make it, so I went solo.  I slept a little longer (which was much needed).  Then I clicked on my iPod shuffle (which is a little out-dated since it is rarely used).  And, I was off and running -- alone with my thoughts. 

Since the fall semester is right around the corner, my classes consume most of my thoughts right now.  So, while my run this morning was a little lonely, it was very productive.  I got the first half of the semester figured out!  Maybe I should have run a little longer?!? ;)

I think I'll have the rest of the semester figured out, for the most part, very soon.  So, I look forward to our Friday run, Rach!  :)


  1. I ran by myself Wednesday morning and I was not productive at all. Maybe I needed the right music... What do you listen to?

  2. I like upbeat music when I run -- Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. (I also like colored veggies apparently -- ha ha!) There is some research that supports the connections between music and movement. Check it out. :)