I went for a short run this evening. Nothing to write home about. Simply trying to keep up with the regular running system. Nothing spectacular. Except that I saw a deer. A deer. In this urban part of north-west Switzerland.
I went for a slow run up the hill today. Two kilometres on the sawdust track and then further up the hill, all the way to the top. I don’t have any metrics to share because I haven’t jumped on the “quantified self” bandwagon. Yet.
My guess: more than 1 and a half hours and about 10 km.
Due to all the rain we had in the past week and the summer temperatures, it felt tropical. I like.
While running, my mind was busy answering emails and writing blog entries. That’s so weird. It shows: we need movement and fresh air to cope with all the data we’re consuming and processing.
A few days ago, I was searching through my blog and saw an old entry that I wrote about running in San Francisco and the advertising campaign at the time: These hills will chew you up.Run easy.
At the end, I did some stair climbing. There are many outdoor stairs along my route. Better than any gym.
Last Friday I ran 6.5 km at the annual Firmenlauf. Quite a party with over 3700 participants. Took 6 minutes before I crossed the starting line ‘cos of the huge crowd of runners and walkers. Wow. Quite impressive.
I ran slowly and steadily from start to finish. Proud to say I didn’t stop running even though my innermost really wanted to stop.
I took part in the Basel Firmenlauf yesterday evening.
Not a very long race at 6.3 km, but for me it was special, since it marked my first running goal for this year. My first public race in a long time. I was very excited.
It was warm and humid yesterday with temperatures around 30 degrees C. Together with over 2600 participants, I set off and managed to keep to my pace. The kilometer between 3km and 4km seemed endless. Maybe because my morning jog before work is shorter? But I just kept going. Kämpfa, Kämpfa. Karbon statt Kondition.
My next goal is 10km. That’s what I decided after the race. VoilÃ !
I like running cos I see a lot of parallels with work life, building relationships, or even spiritual life. So often I want to stop…
There is a race that I must run. There are victories to be won.