While I’m enjoying a boost of positive thinking, I’m gonna share my recent success with you
I just ran 5.38 miles.
Oh, yes I did.
And I did this after spending some time on the weights, working on my back. Although, a LOT more gently than my previous time with Karl.
(Hi Karl! I still love you! Be gentle with me tomorrow.. kthxbai)
I was in training for a 10K race on Thanksgiving morning, but I’m not sure I’m going to be able to do it now. At this point, I could handle the distance. But my pride often gets the best of me.
You see, I used to be a real runner. I used to do 70+ miles a week and ran cross country at the state level. Even a few years ago I would do 6-8 miles most days before work, and maybe a few miles after I got home from the office. I entered a lot of 3-6 mile races and if I didn’t win, I would at least finish in the top 3. And now? Um, not so much. I’m just reluctant to run in a race where not only am I not going to place, but will probably struggle to finish well. Pride can be a real buzz-kill sometimes.
So, I’m trying an experiment where I focus on my little victories where I am. right. now.
Like 5.38 miles.
And a 5K in the middle of that in under 30 minutes. Hey, it’s a start, right?