domingo, 3 de novembro de 2013

Under the drizzle

5:30 Am and the sun maidenly rises. A grey and rainy day starts and it´s time to go out and run. I feel some little raindrops falling over my face and I think: “run in wet days it´s not so bad”. I keep dreaming about to be back running in the mountains. Some day. No plans, just dreams, while I'm running under the drizzle.

sábado, 2 de novembro de 2013

Running for the "void" may be a gentle way

14 days far from home, in Bonito-MS state for geological mapping. Hard job requires a confortable and constant "way of running". I've been planning to get faster and stronger to try some of my lovely mountain races in next february. But life and reality are (for now) so far for my "runnig dreams". I have to use myself to do just what I can really do abou running now. And I have to feel happy and joy to perform my (almost) dayly 7k in 42min early in the morning. It's not all about running. I need to learn that "life is not all about running". Is more than that with new choices and challenges even bigger than a 160km mountain races. More than that I need to accept it and be happy in "just run" to keep my body and mind healty and my heart full of peace and, of course, keep me seeking for "the void" in this new "light" or even "gentle" way to do it.

segunda-feira, 23 de setembro de 2013

Building a routine

Last wednesday I was talking with a friend (a runner) about how much I hate to run in the rainy weather. It was because yesterday, unfortunately for me, the day was rainy and so today. But the good thing about build a running routine is that the body starts to ask for the everyday running, so in thursday, even with the rainy weather I just went out and ran 8k. And friday the same, except about the weather. The last weekend I was in Curitiba to visit my family. I had a great time to enjoy to run in a different place, in the Botanic Garden, for 10 happy kilometers. Luckily i think my motivation is back and every day is like Ican enjoy more my running routine.

terça-feira, 17 de setembro de 2013

It's not all about the run.

"What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination... If I sit still and don't do anything, the world goes on beating like a slack drum, without meaning. We must be moving, working, making dreams to run toward; the poverty of life withouth dreams is too horrible to imagine." (Sylvia Plath - Cambridge Notes -February, 1956).

segunda-feira, 16 de setembro de 2013

Hard days, better days

Run is hard, life is hard too. After my personal best last week (5k to 27min) i felt very proud of myself. But proud is a dangerous feeling. After that, I took some rest days up to the weekend races. As result I gave up of the races. The first one in saturday because I was tired and sleepy and the other in sunday morning because I wanted to sleep more. Then I was feeling lost and upset. How I want to be back to the mountain races without training, or even without any motivation? I was feeling miserable, because I couldn't find any motivation to get out and just run. Chatting with a friend (he is also a coach), I telling him about my shaming situation, about my complete lack of motivation and will to train. So I ask him how to bring back the runner I was before? How to be in shape and go back to the mountains. So he asks if I was training and I answer: Yes, but just 5k some days or at the best 8k in the good days. So he answers me: You just need to do it five by five. So obvious. But so hard to find out. And I know, 5 by 5 I can achieve a hundred miles. I just need to have the guts to leave my bed, my home and start by the first 5k. Then everything will starts to flow easily. Then yesterday, I went out of my home (and my confort lazy zone) and perform 12k over the noon sun in the park's trail. My first trail in months. And now I'm felling hopeful and plenty of plans. I taste the trail and remember how it feeds my soul. Today I ran 5 more kilometers, and was so easy just get up and run. So that's the recipe: 5 by 5.

terça-feira, 10 de setembro de 2013

Day 4: Houston; I´ve had a progress!

I'm happy today. I made my 5k 2 minutes faster than usual (with the same effort perception). I honestly was thinking to be able to have some progress only after some more weeks, or even a complete month of workouts. Was my last easy 5k workout in this week. Now I have some tempo runs, intervall trainning and a race in next saturday night and I feel challenged to discover how fast I will run it.

domingo, 8 de setembro de 2013

Day 3: A bright sunny sunday

5km: 32 min. Regularity is my last name! But today I had a little battle with myself to go out and run. Sunday, lots of time and lots of laziness. I`ve been planned my workout to the morning but I just stay in my bed watching several episodes of "Lie to me". I go out to my 5k just after 3pm. Heat, heavy legs and hard breath. Not so happy than yesterday, but I do my job. Tomorrow I will be back to gym after a month of travels and vacations. Running is done but now is time to plan my week of study, job and of course runnings :)