(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.

It says:

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.

What else?

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.

Hmm…. Wine=Running?

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