The first Wednesday of each month, the Deb from Deb Runs will be providing a word about which to blog. Kind of like a nice little blog prompt. Posts can be fitness or health related, but don’t have to be, so really anyone can play along. Just be sure to link up with InLinkz on Deb’s main post, and share the love by reading and commenting on other’s participant’s posts.
Today’s word is NIMBLE.
Of course, the first thing I thought of was:
So what does the dictionary say?
to be quick and light in movement or action or agile.
That seems to apply to running. And I wish it applied to me.
I have tried to jump and at best, I can get a few inches off the ground…on a good day.
I have tried to run faster and be light on my feet. The biggest critique I get from coaches is that I am too heavy on my feet (yeah I do wear down my shoes pretty fast) and I need to lift my feet and be lighter.
It’s so hard to change… Stomp…stomp..stomp…
Nope, definitely not agile. I have broken my ankle walking around ice and broken my foot while running a 5k.
But then I found this quote:
Boy does this fit the life of a runner!!!
It is rare when things go according to plan, right?
- sick or injured during a training cycle
- colder or warmer weather for a race than predicted
- hillier course for a race than advertised
- course that is long or one that is short
- high altitude, wind, humidity or other variables that are out of our control
- family or work interfering with training
- stomach problems during a race
- not enough water stops during a race
- not fueling properly for a race
- the race just didn’t go well for no reason at all
Have any of the above happened to you?
Were you nimble and did you go with the flow? Or did you end up miserable?
The picture above was from one of my worst half marathons. It was on a similar course to my PR (and in the same city). I had trained well and yet I sucked. I finished 20 minutes slower. No PR!!
Yet I loved the race!! (The champagne helped.)
I don’t expect that my half marathon this Sunday will be one of my better ones. But so what?
Happy Running! Does “nimble” apply to you in any way as a runner?