Another first: running to cure the blues

I was still feeling disappointed by my second-ever Parkrun yesterday so I decided to go out and run for the hell of it - no targets, just run until I'd had enough. Once I'd climbed the rise (into the wind just to add to the fun) the second km was a bit too quick (30 seconds under my current pace) but who cares? The third was a bit of a slog and I had to drop to a walk a couple of times in the fourth before deciding that was enough and switching to a warm-down walk. Feeling much better now, especially when I look back to W1R1 :)

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  • My best runs often turn out to be the ones where I have no expectations.

  • Just running is amazing.. sometimes we get a real result, sometimes we just enjoy.. I did a fast, ( for me), 3K this morning, a bit of downhill and a tailwind :) and finished with a rambly 5K! It was brilliant:)

    Go you... keep that feel good factor going :)

  • Yeah, part of the "too quick" 2nd km was downhill/downwind. I did rein myself in a bit - if I was only going to run 2k I could shave another 30 seconds off :) Now that is fun!

  • Glad you've managed to lift your spirits.🐢👣🏃🏿

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