What I'm talking about when I say I'm a runner

天路守望者
2012-03-26 看过
      人们为什么跑步?各有各的理由。曾经让我百思不得其解,为什么有人会自虐到用跑马拉松这种方式来惩罚自己。直到后来,我也成了runner中的一员。我跑步的理由很简单,最初只是为了获得肾上腺素而已。都说aerobic exercise was a powerful antidepressant,为何不试试呢?再加之,大汗淋漓的自我折磨更是正合我意。从没跑步超过三千米的我渐渐能跑十公里了。后来一发不可收拾的就上瘾了。期间也有中断数个月,只是因为懒和更加depressed。有时我在户外跑,美国有很多的runners和cyclist,大家相对跑过时都会点头微笑示意一下,空气清新晚霞绚丽,即使不能如我所愿在海边跑步,这样的景致也算不错了。Arizona作为美西边境,地理风貌和气候与书中所写的copper canyon几乎一样。除了冬天和初春,在户外跑步真是炼狱,光走路就会把你走晕了,有次不小心光脚踩到了地上差点烫死我!
        有时我在室内跑treadmill,有时听TED,有时听Dave Ramsey的podcast,有时也会听daily audiobible。脑子里充满了各种声音,有时简直要抓狂了。沉闷中自己对自己大喊一声shut up,跑起来吧。正如作者所说:the way running unites our two most primal impulses: fear and pleasure. We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.And when things look worst, we run the most 美国的几次distance running复兴都与经济萧条期或者类似911的国家灾难成正相关,实在是很有意思的观察。
         
      或许本书给我最大的收获是这两句话:
1. “When I’m out on a long run,” she continued, “the only thing in life that matters is finishing the run. For once, my brain isn’t going blehblehbleh all the time. Everything quiets down, and the only thing going on is pure flow. It’s just me and the movement and the motion. That’s what I love—just being a barbarian, running through the woods.” 已经上路了,就不能选择退出,我不需要 be the fast. But I’d better be fearless.

2., Scott发现了ultraunner最厉害的武器:instead of cringing from fatigue, you embrace it. You refuse to let it go. You get to know it so well, you’re not afraid of it anymore.这和我某天在跑步时听到TED里Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability的精髓不谋而合。不要否认与拒绝vulnerability,而是要拥抱它,承认它,学会与它共处。前几天读了一本颇有意思的绘本:I have a black dog。作者把depression比做black dog,时不时的出来欺辱威吓压制主人,但anyway,我们总要学会牵着它的绳子, because every time he does, I handle him better. I get him more under control.” Once the Beast arrives, I knows what I have to deal with and can get down to work. 是的,很累,大可以一屁股坐在地上不起来了,没有人逼你,这是自己的战争,这是自己的人生,这是自己的选择。


    you had to become a strong person before you could become a strong runner.


      本书整体不错,读起来蛮轻松有趣,只是中后部有点拖沓和过于distracted了,美中不足。
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