I’ve Been Thinking…


Lately, I’ve been trying to decide which races to run the rest of this year (and next year). I’ve spent a significant amount of time thinking about it. I’ve also spent a lot of time thinking about shoes… and music… and running headphones…

To put it in perspective, I’ve put together this helpful list. The list shows how much time I put into each respective activity.

Selecting a race outfit: 2 hours

Work: 2 to 4 hours per day

Buying a car: 3 hours

Finding the best deal on a hotel: 3 hours

Listening to a baseball game: 3 hours

Researching/Purchasing running headphones: 6 hours

Buying a house: 12 hours

Planning a vacation: 24 hours

Putting together a music playlist: 24 hours

Selecting a race: 1 week

Trying/Selecting running shoes: 4+ weeks

Having anxiety about the race I selected: 6+ weeks

Are you good at making decisions?

What is something that you spend too much time thinking about?

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10 Responses to I’ve Been Thinking…

  1. howtoeatrd says:

    Hold on hold on hold on – 2 hours on selecting a race outfit? Is this per race? Apparently I need to up my game when it comes to running outfit selections

    • Jason says:

      Totally!! The weather here is crazy – it can be 0 in the winter and 100 in the summer and I race year-round and you just never know what you’re going to get!

      • howtoeatrd says:

        Ahhh, ok from that standpoint I get it. In Houston right now it’s the complete opposite – as little as possible is the best choice. I believe the Real Feel won’t dip below 100 until 7pm here, and then will only get to 88 overnight….and I’m the idiot who decided an October marathon would be a GREAT idea

  2. This cracks me up. I love where your priorities are. You forgot one: Time spent thinking about running: infinite!

  3. Hahaha…. It only took you 12 hrs to buy a house!?!? I’ve been thinking about that one for about 12 months now. I’d say I’m slightly over thinking it

  4. I’m great at selecting races, and I spend way too much time thinking about races I’ve signed up for, or considering…with that said, I did sign up for the inaugural Cat’s Tail Trail Marathon in October, which should be my primary focus for the next 10 weeks! Yikes!!!

  5. Ellie says:

    I have a terrible time making decisions on certain things, like what to have for lunch. Other things, I am pretty impulsive, like piercing my nose or cutting my hair. I usually just do it.

  6. Great entry! So much fun. All of them seem about accurate for me except the race outfit. I’ve got that down to 20 minutes since I keep so much standard.

  7. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    I’m so indecisive about things also.!! like err what should I do.!!
    oh the endless research that can be done on anything

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