Week Eight, Day One! I cannot believe it. Although I am happy about my progress, I find myself obsessing about my speed. I made the mistake of figuring out my distance. I ran 28 minutes today and barely ran two miles. I am nowhere near 3.1 miles! I’m reading The Courage to Start and there’s a warning against worrying about speed when you first start running. I just remember walking my first 5K and coming in second to last. While I was happy about finishing, I did have hopes of doing much better. I know that the only person I’m competing with is my self. I guess I need to do a better job of focusing on the fact that eight weeks ago I could barely run for two minutes so completing barely two miles is a pretty big deal!
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