Five kilometers

IMG_4993I used to be really into running back in 2013 and 2014. I went out a couple of times a week and ran anywhere from 5k to 8k at a time. However, half of the time I didn’t enjoy the runs because my pace was too fast, and I generally was too hard on myself. I should have been faster, I should have ran further, I should have been better. 

After realizing that was not a healthy mindset to be in, I quit running. At least until about a month and half ago.

I started doing C25K again and – although it wasn’t on the schedule – ran my first 5k yesterday. In the sun. With shorts on. And I enjoyed the run. Which is so much more important to me now.

Here is to more enjoyable runs, long and short ones. It’s true what they say, it doesn’t matter how slow (or far) you go, you’re still beating everyone on the couch.

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5 thoughts on “Five kilometers

  1. Wow, I can never imagine my pace being too fast. I get on myself and get really upset/discouraged when my pace falls behind a certain point. Although I dream, I know I will never be a fast runner. My husband asked me last weekend why I can’t just run to run. I don’t know, maybe I am too competitive. But its almost like a compulsion, I need to know my pace. I’m glad you are back at running and enjoying it!

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    • Ha, it was definitely a lesson to learn. When I run at a pace that’s (currently) too fast for me I just get worn out so quickly and the run isn’t enjoyable for me. In a way I am competitive too.. But more in terms of distance. I always want to go further and get more kilometers in!

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