It’s Wednesday Word link up time! Each week Debbie, our faithful linkup host, provides a word prompt for us to write about. This week’s word is perspective, and it fits in perfectly with what I’ve got going on lately! Click on the button below to join in and see who else is linking up today.
I’ve been transitioning from road running to trail running the past couple of weeks. As I get back into trail running, I’ve been focusing on the time spent on my runs instead of the distance covered.
For me, this is the best way to ease back into trail running. As gorgeous as the trails are, and as much as I enjoy them, I can’t just dive right in. If I do, I run the risk of becoming frustrated with myself or losing motivation due to being overwhelmed. Transitioning to trails takes some adjustment, even when you’ve run on them in the past.
I am gradually increasing the length of my time out on the trails, and the number of days per week I actually spend on the trail. A few weeks from now I’ll start focusing on actual distance again. Right now I’m not even tracking my mileage, so my running log just has guestimates in it.
Funny how trail running changes my perspective. I go from must-know-my-run-down-to-the-hundredth Type A runner to just-enjoy-the-time-out-on-the-trails Type Z. I am reminded to focus more on the journey. Things that were bothering me don’t seem like such a big deal anymore. When I emerge from the woods after my run, my entire outlook has shifted.
Where do you get your perspective?