(Normally, I’d reserve the term rUnconscious as the feeling of being “in the zone” during a run. The following could be an alternative situational definition):
I open Facebook.
I see a motivational running post from [Insert page of your choice here] – From one of the many motivational pages we all “Like” on Facebook/ or Follow on Twitter.
“The feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.”
I think Good one.
I add to myself: A bad run is better wishing you were running too.
Then I think, Why the heck am I on Facebook?
I could be running right now.
(and the stream of consciousness goes on)…
Hmm, I guess talking about running is better than nothing?
Good Run>Bad run>Talking about running>Facebook/Twitter motivation>No Run
Then I think of the last part of the quote: “…wishing you were running.”
Hmm, what if you are injured or if it is rest day? You might wish you were running then?
Good Run>Bad run>Talking about running>Rest Day>Facebook/Twitter motivation>Wishing-you-were-running>Injured Runner>Non-Runner
Injured runner? What is good about that? Not much, but at least you’re a runner (just unable right now). You can do lots of things even if you’re injured.
Cross train? Not ideal, but it’s something.
Volunteer at a race? Oh, I like doing that.
Good Run>Bad run>Cross Train>Race Volunteer>Talking about running>Rest Day>Facebook/Twitter motivation>Wishing-you-were-running>Injured Runner>Non-Runner
Then, I’m reminded that I’m sitting on my butt: writing, not running.
Hmm, Writing about thinking about talking about wishing I was running.
That is kind of confusing, and I’m not even drinking. I could use a glass of wine. I really need to run though.