Friday, February 15, 2008

Simplicity

I'm a runner. I guess I have been for a while now, at least 5 years, although this is really the first time that I've put it right out there like that. Running is, without a doubt, the sport that I've done the most of in the recent part of my life. All of the other sporting activities that I do - mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, golf - have been pretty well neglected lately. Either they're too time-consuming (6-hour rounds of golf), too far away (and we're only 45 minutes from skiing) or the complicated gear keeps breaking (mountain biking = flats, flats, flats...) Among the many things that I love about running, though, is the simplicity. Throw on shorts and a pair of running shoes and you're out your front door for as long a run as you want. That said, take a look at a running magazine these days and see all the gear that you're missing out on. Shoes that synch with your Ipod to track your run and provide coaching. GPS aienabled heart-rate monitor watches. Training shoes. Trail shoes. Race shoes. All drool-worthy. But I still like to just head out the door and go. Unless I've forgotten my watch. Or my gloves. Or my Ipod. Or I'm wearing the wrong glasses...

1 comment:

Gail said...

ahhh, the beauty, joy and freedom of simplicity. You've discovered a jewel.