Today, a friend forwarded me a link to a personality test. I love wasting time doing stuff like that. So it turns out that my personality profile is Planner-Facts-Heads-Introvert = Realist. I suppose that it is accurate. However, I am somewhat bothered by the fact that it says I think with my head and not my heart. Can you be caring and logical/analytical at the same time?? I hope so.
My personality profile definitely shows up in the way I train. I plan how I am going to do my runs each week. I read books, magazines and forums to find out facts about training and nutrition. Training will most of the time take priority over going out with friends. I figure that training is my way of taking care of myself, and I have to take care of myself before I can hope to take care of others. Is that selfish? And I am an introverted runner. I've tried running with groups, but I find that it disturbs my peace and concentration. I don't like having a conversation when I am running. I don't like socializing when I am running. Running is for me and me only. I enjoy using that time to either focus on the training, or reflect on things going on in my life. What can I say, I am a loner!
I spent the whole day at work with a massive headache and didn't do my planned treadmill run afterwards. I went to sleep instead. I suppose I will let myself rest and pound the pavement again tomorrow :)