That’s another week completed and some more to think about.
I find myself thinking about upcoming runs and there are parts of them that I really like. I really like Laura telling me to slow down and have a break and I absolutely love it when she tells me I’ve finished and that I’ve run further than ever before. It’s getting harder but I’m doing it and that really is the point. I am in awe of graduates and what I think of as ‘real’ runners who do 5k, 10k and more but the most important comparison is between me now and how I was before. Every post on this forum is a celebration of achievement; just getting off the couch is a big deal and reading how people cannot believe how they can now run and if they can do it anyone and so on, is brilliant.
A few experienced runners have mentioned how they are able to relax and think about things or contemplate the environment as they are running. I’m too busy puffing and waiting for the next break and I find that music helps me to forget how hard a struggle it still is. I tend to play the same album and it’s become almost my lucky charm. I’ve found it harder each week but I’ve done it. (I like saying that to myself). I can estimate how much longer I've got to go by where I am on the album too. So do you listen to music? Do you play the same tracks or do you listen to your own thoughts?