It’s always refreshing to run in a new place, or run in a familiar place you’ve never looked upon with your “running goggles.”
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
“Encouragement is like oxygen to the human spirit. Don’t forget you’re carrying someone else’s air. Encourage them; help them breathe.”
I failed a cross-training challenge last month — or so I thought.
Some runners won’t head out the door without headphones blaring their music playlist. Some prefer silence or the sounds of nature, their breathing and their footsteps.
“Why are races so expensive? It doesn’t cost $30 for a T-shirt and a banana, but that’s all I’m getting.”
I see a lot of runners log mile after mile, reaching more than 100 and sometimes even more than 200 miles in a month — but they don’t seem to get any faster.
There’s a bumper sticker that reads, “Running is a mental sport and we are all insane.”