I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of momentum lately. No, not the academic/physics type of momentum pictured above. Let’s face it, I was an English major in college. This girl never set foot in a Physics classroom! No, I’ve been thinking about momentum as it applies to running, and as it applies to life. Let me explain.
In my recent interview with RunItOffWriter, I shared that I started running by following a run/walk method based on the methods of Jeff Galloway. This method helps you move from a non-runner to runner fairly quickly, and reduces the chance of injuries.
I’ve been running intervals of running for 4 minutes and walking for 1 minute. What has been happening, though, is that as I become more tired, my running intervals become shorter and my walking intervals become longer. Eventually, I just don’t want to run anymore and I end up the run with a long walk. Definitely not helpful in my quest to increase my running speed!
So, back to the English major’s version of Physics. I heard that it takes more energy to move a stationary object than it does to keep an object moving. On Saturday morning, I applied this concept to my running. Instead of running intervals, I decided to keep running as far as I could without slowing down to walk. I surprised myself with how far I was able to go without stopping. And, I was delightfully sore the next day. That was my “scientific evidence” that what I was doing was the right thing for my running.
As It Applies To Life
Here’s where this post starts to get philsophical. As I have gained momentum with my running over the past six months, I have also gained momentum for this blog. And, with the success of this blog, I’m beginning to see momentum in other areas of my life. I’m preparing to launch 2-3 other blogs and launch a new business venture.
So, thanks again, running. You keep teaching me all kinds of lessons! See you on the road!
#RunSurvey: How Much Do You Spend On Running?
Don’t forget to respond to this week’s #RunSurvey. With only eight short questions, the survey will take less than five minutes. At the end of the week, I’ll compile the results and share them with you. One of the questions asks about your best sources for discounted running gear. I’m particularly excited to develop a resource list to help us all get great gear at great prices!
Here’s the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XK25CLD
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