13 December 2011

Two Kinds of Quiet and Other Random Thoughts

(From Random Thoughts About Change)
Since I call my blog "Random Thought While Running," I decided that, perhaps, today I should post some random thoughts. Some of these I had while running; some I had while eating lunch; some I just had.

  • The quiet when my wife is not here (she's currently in the US with her Mom) doesn't have the same quality as quiet when she's here. The latter is full of love and support and life. The former is just quiet.
  • Reading a book in order to write a review of the book is quite different from reading a book for pleasure.
  • Did you know that there are life lessons to be learned in the app, Bejeweled 2 (iPhone)? I'll write about those another day.
  • PIZZA! (Just arrived from Pizza Inn in 50 minutes rather than the 1 hour that I was told. Tikka Chicken and Hawaaian. Yum!)
  • When you're tired, molehills become mountains. True in life and just as true when running.
  • Loquats are slippery when you run across them.
Now, it's time to eat that pizza and watch a movie.

Run well, y'all,
Nairobi, Kenya

11 December 2011

Confidence Builder Run

I've been really slack on running the last month or so. It's a combination of it being the rainy season here in Kenya and getting to bed way too late. So, when I have run, my mileage and endurance have been way down. Anyway, this morning I headed out for about 3.5 miles before going to church and planned to run a route that has a hill that I just don't like. I was determined to run the whole route, but I've been determined before and .... Well, it was short and it wasn't fast (9:40 mpm) but I beat the hill and ran the whole way. Huge boost to my confidence. Run well, y'all, Bob Nairobi, KE