Sunday, January 25, 2015

Things Are Looking Up

I've had some amazing runs lately, and yesterday I finally did something that I haven't been able to do in a very long time: I completed a run without any walking breaks.


It may have only been three miles, which may not sound very far, but it was a big achievement for me.

As I was coming to the final mile of my run, I really wanted to slow down and walk, but I managed to keep going. I started playing a game, where I would challenge myself to keep running until I reached the mailbox, then the stop sign, then the lamp post, etc. Before I knew it, I was back home and had run the entire time.

As soon as I stopped focusing on pace and distance and started running for pure enjoyment, I started to have fun AND improve. I love it when things work out that way.

1 comment:

  1. Great job! That's the way to go... especially when it's so cold out and it was probably a struggle just to get started!