just ride…just run

I started running again last week.


This early in the game…I shuffle.

It’s not something you’d want to see in a race…but, at 4 in the morning…who’s out there to watch me other than the deer and the bears?

I run in an old black t-shirt and my jeans (it’s cool here, now)…and a good pair of Hoka 1’s I bought in a thrift store.

That’s not much of a traditional running “costume”.

That falls in line with the philosophy found in this book by Grant Petersen.

He’s the owner of Rivendell Bicycle Works…and doesn’t believe that you need to “fancy up” to enjoy riding a bicycle.

You don’t need all that spandex and fancy shoes.

He thinks you should be able to get on the bike and go.

He’s kind of a luddite on wheels.

Me, too.

But…if we aren’t convinced that we need a lot of extras to enjoy an activity….how are the companies going to sell us a lot of extras to enjoy an activity?

Awwwww….sometimes that’s the fun of it all….gearing up to (maybe) do something when we’re in full costume and ready for action.

If you can’t “be” fast….maybe you can “dress fast”?

Maybe it’s a good excuse?

“I’ll do the running when I have the right gear”?

I appreciate Grant Petersen’s philosophy.

Just run.


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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