Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Intrapersonal Communication

"Intrapersonal communication is the process of understanding and sharing meaning within the self...Intrapersonal communication only involves the self, and it must be clearly understood by the self because it is the basis for all other communication. Although intrapersonal communication is almost continuous, we seldom focus on communication with ourselves."
(from Liu et al "Introducing Intercultural Communication", 2011 - the textbook for COMU1311)
...Except when running in general and running ultras in particular.

Had to engage in a reasonable amount of intrapersonal communication this morning to (a) get out of the door and (b) get my arse up and down mount Cootha. The cold acquired over that ridiculous weekend had moved to the "I don't want to get out of bed because it hurts to breathe" phase. Getting out there did help, although I have successfully re-niggle-ified both quads from that run and the gym session later that day...

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