Somebody else posted this saying here -- but it does ring true to me right now. Being in a bit of a slump right now - starting to feel the approaching heat of an Australian summer and hating the mere thought of it - tired of looking to the sky for some rain for a change -- I am thinking that I have been trying to do too much, and comparing my results not only with that of others , but also with my past results. I will go to my local parkrun this Saturday - but I can feel that I won't be running the 5K non-stop. The way I have been lately , I will be lucky to make 1K
But I do enjoy simply "traversing" the country - running or walking or run/walking - with no thought of how long it takes me. So, over the next few weeks - until we go on 2 week cruise to NZ with 40 other friends - I am just going to select a nice looking route every couple of days with a distance up to and including 10K , and I'm just going to traverse it - and I'm not taking a watch!!!