Working For It

I was recently talking to a friend about how one of her friends runs long distances even when he’s not in training and runs marathons on whims. I immediately blurted out “I wish I could do that, but I’m one of those runners that has to work to be a runner.” At first, this made me feel a little uncomfortable, but the more I think about it, the more it’s helped me to understand how and why I run. Continue reading Working For It

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Lost Without My Plan

For about a week after my last half marathon, I was only running as much as I felt like running (though every day to keep my streak going). This was a nice break at the time, but then I started to feel anxious and a little lost without my training plan. I usually feel this way after a big race since the half marathons I run are around 6 months apart; I think it really settled in this time because I still had a goal (the streak) but in the light of training for 13.1 miles, a minimum of 1 mile a day seemed ineffective. I was lost… Continue reading Lost Without My Plan