Running and relationship have few things in common :
- Requirement of constant work to improve from the present day, which means consistency here.
- Need to mix it up a bit to avoid staleness.
- Continuously keep working on the problem areas to avoid or rehabilitate injuries/fights.
The moment the above mentioned things get disrupted, running/relationship suffers. I kind of stopped working towards improving on my relationship with my wife for a while. I am ashamed about this fact. And I am bringing this online to give myself a hard kick on my backside.
However, what is a man who doesn’t realise his mistake and work towards getting things on track. I will not dwell on things I had been doing wrong but I decided to make them all right. It is just like when you hit a stale point in running or are overtraining, the love for running diminishes day by day and instead of sulking and feeling bad about it, you pick yourself up and take appropriate actions to rectify the issue.
I decided to buckle up. I decided that without a stable relationship, none of the other things in life have a meaning. In the same way, without a solid strength training foundation, speed sessions, hill work, trail running etc will make running a mundane activity. The importance of listening to the partner/ body for cues is the key to a stable foundation of running/relationship.
It was my wife’s birthday yesterday. She earlier always had a complaint that I never do anything thoughtful for her. Ring any bells, guys? So, with the new found resolution, I decided to do something which she might cherish for times to come. I didn’t know whether it was a good idea but I did it with lot of heart and love. I made her a video, which is nothing new, but I spiced things up a bit. Check it out.
The change here is not the video but I have changed myself to improve my bonding with her. Same way, it is advisable to shock the body once in a while, so that it has to work harder to cope up and in turn improve itself. Make any sense? If yes, do comment below and if no, then also comment below.
This post is just as random as it can get, but I just felt like taking it out to all of you.
Till then stay fit and keep running.
How do you avoid staleness in running/ relationship? Any hacks?