Thursday, 27 February 2014

Runstreak Day #89 - 'I couldn't run'

Short run today - but an okay pace and not knackered at all... and it makes me feel like getting under 25 minutes for 5k by the end of the year could be possible.  Which would be great!  I also went a new route and although I ended up getting hailed on, it was nice to run somewhere different for a change.  I ran a route I've only ever walked before and I was (weirdly) surprised by how quickly I ran it.  It always seems much further when I walk it.  Isn't that funny!

Anyway, as I was running today I thought about a conversation about running which I have occasionally with people, and which others probably had with me at some point before I started running.  It goes...

'I couldn't run'
'I didn't think I could run either'

'I don't like running'
'I'd have said that too'

'I'm not built for running'
'I was obese when I started running'

'I haven't got time'
'I make time'

'I'd be embarrassed to be seen running'
'So was I... at first'

'I'm not the running type'
'What is the running type? I'm female, nearly 40, never run before 12 months ago, have two children, a full-time job, a busy life and have never been particularly sporty'

'My knees couldn't cope'
'I run every day and my knees cope fine... they coped when I was 6 stones heavier too'

'It's alright for you, you're fit and can manage it'
'I wasn't fit and struggled to manage it, now I *am* fit and I *can* manage it, it just takes time'

'It doesn't look like fun'
'You obviously didn't see me running down a hill the other day with my arms outstretched pretending to be an aeroplane...'

'I couldn't run'

Geeky stats stuff

Distance:2.25 mi
Avg Pace:8:28 min/mi

Moving Time:19:04
Elapsed Time:19:05
Avg Pace:8:28 min/mi
Avg Moving Pace:8:28 min/mi
Best Pace:7:01 min/mi

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