Confessions of a Digital Immigrant – Part 3
I’m a long distance runner with five full marathons to my credit. I’ve always been a runner, from high school when it was the only extracurricular sport I had time for to the serious daily runner I became some 25 years ago. So what makes a long distance runner? It’s not the sweat running into your eyes. And it’s definitely not the sore muscles that last for hours if not days after miles on the pavement. Running is hard work. No, I think it’s about the sense of accomplishment, persevering at a task until you’ve completed it. We’re a breed of self disciplined, non-quitters us long distance runners. And it’s often lonely. Try find someone to run with at your pace and at the same time that you do it… its rare. If I listened to all of my mental arguments every morning I would run a whole lot less. I had to settle the issues a long time ago. This is something I want, I need and over the long haul, it’s good for me. End of argument.
I was thinking about this today as I put in my 10K. This is a lot like blogging. This is something I want, I need and over the long haul, it’s good for me. End of argument. So what to say? It can’t all be about ice. And what more, you’re not supposed to look like you’re always trying to sell something. But digital Immigrants don’t like to talk about themselves. Who needs to know what I do in my free time? My son (not a digital immigrant) reminded me the other day that “there are probably a lot of runners out there who share your passion for running.” Let me know if that’s you.
Maybe, if you’re close enough and you run in the mornings, we could hook up.