Yesterday I found myself out on my run asking myself "why am I running"
This wasn't a negative question I just wanted to work out the answer.
Up until yesterday my runs have a had a focus. When I started it was to graduate, and then when I graduated I went straight into my training for the triathlon, so yesterday was the first time I went out without a so called purpose.
I have been telling myself I have got into bad running habits while getting myself ready for my triathlon. When I graduated I was running for 30 min but then had to cope with health issues.
I am not and never will be a natural runner. I am beetroot faced and puffy. I tire very easily and find long stretches of running very hard. I tend to take a 30 sec walk break after every 1km. I can do this quite easily for 5km. I can do a park run at 38.06 min.
So here I was out yesterday after pushing myself for a constant 2km taking my 30 sec walk break thinking what a bad run it was when I asked myself the question why am I doing this.
The answer I got was
I love it.
I would like to lose a little more weight without dieting
I want to be healthy
My runtime is ME time and It's good for me.
So I came to the conclusion for now, until my body gets more comfortable I will stick with my little routine and not beat myself up over it. I have always known I am a slow burner and will never be a Mo Farrah or Dame Kelly Holmes, but if I just relax into this my body will get there in the end.
So the reason for the post, we should never forget why we are out there and always remember every run is worth it. For some of us it will be a longer harder journey than others but it is always worth it.
Why do you run?