Quirky!

I have a quirk that I want to tell you about. I don’t know if you will find this odd, or not, but it’s me and I can’t help it. When I go out for a bike ride or a run, I’m disappointed if I don’t go far enough to “make it worth it”. I’m not sure why, but if I don’t make it a minimum distance, I almost consider the effort a failure.

That minimum distance when riding is 20 miles, unless it’s a commute or a slow ride with Pam on one of our trails. Other than that, it’s gotta be 20 miles or nothing! Anything less isn’t worth getting sweaty over! When running, I need to go 3 miles for some stupid reason!

With that said, I usually run with a group of co-workers during the winter. There is a group that consists of 2-6 folks who go for a lunchtime run, using various routes starting from our building.  Lately, I’ve been getting the feeling that some of those routes are a little short of my minimum. When I didn’t know that, it didn’t seem to bother me, but one of the guys brought his Garmin Forerunner the other day, and they only ran 2.66 miles. 2.66! Holy cow, that’s not enough! Based on that, I decided I would dig out my phone and start mapping the various lunchtime running routes we use.

I’m happy to report that today’s route is pretty darn close to a 5k. It logged at 3.09 miles! Just right for an oddball like me!

God bless…

TW

About these ads
Explore posts in the same categories: Cycling, Fitness, Running

Tags: , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

3 Comments on “Quirky!”

  1. Steve A Says:

    Let me understand this. If you ride to the gym and it’s less than 20 miles it is a failure? This is rational? I’d like to hear more details…

  2. bikinginla Says:

    Actually, I understand perfectly. I’m the same way, although my number is a little higher than yours. Anything less feels lazy, like I just haven’t made myself work had enough to justify it.

  3. Mark Gullett Says:

    I understand; when I ran it was 5 miles or bust. Now that I almost excursively ride it’s different. I’m usually on the trails where we don’t count miles but I have to ride at least an hour or I feel like it wasn’t even worth the drive.

    You’re not alone. :)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 233 other followers

%d bloggers like this: