Thursday, March 31, 2011

Taking a break.

I keep putting all of this pressure on myself to be fast. It is what has made the last few weeks really frustrating for me. I'm not hitting the pace I want, and no matter how good my run is, I get down on myself about it. I'm tired of it.

So, I'm taking a break. Not from running, but from running fast. I'm still going to wear my Garmin and track my runs, but I'm not going to focus on speed. I want to focus on how I feel. Because to me, running is all about feeling good.

I've had a few runs that have been slower than usual, and they have been my most satisfying runs lately. So, I'm going to take a breath, and enjoy-

the pavement.
a conversation.
a sunrise.
a sunset.
a view.
a song.
the burn in my muscles.
the run.

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