QT: Maintaining Perfect Balance Between Running and Life is Impossible

The subject of balance is something that gets talked about a fair bit.

As runners, we talk about finding the balance between our running/training and all of the other things that we have going on in our lives.

But is the concept of balance something we should even be striving for?

Is it even attainable?

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Check. Check. Check. Photo By: Derrick Lytle

Derrick Lytle Loves Being in Nature: Whether He’s Running or Working

Today I’m joining ultra runner and amazing outdoor and time-lapse photographer Derrick Lytle for a few easy miles.

Not Bad, Eh? Photo By: Derrick Lytle

Not Bad, Eh? Photo By: Derrick Lytle

When I asked Derrick about his favorite distance to race, I wasn’t surprised to hear him name an ultra distance race. And his reasoning was predictable: longer races give him more time to be in nature and on the trails.

And for someone with his eye for a good scene, that’s not surprising in the least.

“Why Would You Run Just for Fun?”

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Shawnee Mission Park–The Best Place to Run in Lenexa/Overland Park/Olathe/Shawnee KS Area

I’ve never realized how hard it is to find a good place to run when you’re in an area where you have no idea where anything is located.

I’m currently hanging out in a Lenexa, KS, hotel room watching some football and waiting for a friend’s wedding this afternoon. My wife is in the wedding party, so I’ve had most of the day for myself to do whatever I wanted, as long as I make it to the ceremony location on time.

Also this weekend, I’ll be running my 4th marathon, so after I dropped my wife off to start getting ready, I wanted to go and get in 2 or 3 easy miles to loosen up my legs a little bit and break a little sweat.

Who knows if I’ll be in this part of the country again, so I wanted to see something cool–whether that be neighborhoods, neat parks, or anything else that I can’t see when I’m running in Lakeland.

Easier said than done.

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