This week's Take It & Run theme at Runners Lounge is Choose Your Superpower. "What superpower would you choose if you could? Sure, speed would be nice, but it seems like as a group we would get more creative than that. A shield to keep the rain out. The ability to stay warm or cool. I could see triathletes wanting to have Superman's trick of instantly changing clothes in handy phone booth."
I gave this quite a bit of thought. As a mother of two young children, the most difficult obstacle I encounter is finding the time to train. To run. To swim. To cycle. To work my core. In order to get stronger, to get faster, I need to adhere to my training plan. I need to do the work. I want to do the work. I enjoy putting myself to the test and pushing my limits.
I have thereby come to the conclusion that I would want the power of Time Manipulation. If you have read The Chronicles of Narnia (or watched the movies), you know what I am talking about. When the kids go through the wardrobe, time passes differently in Narnia than it does back home. When they return to their normal lives - it seems as if only minutes have passed whereas they have spent days, months even, in Narnia.
When I lace up my running shoes, sync the Garmin, and step out the door, it would be delightful to do my prescribed workout without worry of childcare. I could go for a 2 hour run - enjoy myself - and upon my return, it would seem I had not ventured farther than next door to borrow a cup of sugar.
The power of time manipulation would have merit in my personal life as well. I'm sure all of us with children can attest to the fact that finding time alone with one's partner is very difficult. Imagine the bliss that could result if one could manipulate time?
What about you? What super power do you wish for?
OSN: 1300m warm-up (900m mixed stroke / 400m w/fins); 12 x 50m freestyle drill (in rounds of 4: first 3 w/fists, 4th open palm); 6 x 50m choice FAST on 2:30 (I did freestyle - 50, 49, 48, 48, 49, 49); 150m backstroke active recovery. 2350 m total.