Do you feel like you have been running a while now and it’s still just as hard as when you started? Well it kind of is, except now you can go further.
Think back to that first mile you ran and thought you were going to die or your lungs were going to explode…that mile is easier now, right? But now you are running 3 or 4 miles and it’s hard again. Running will always be a little hard because you push yourself to go further, like when training for a 10k, half marathon or marathon, or faster, to PR (personal record) in a 5k.
If running was easy, everyone would do it. Don’t get me wrong, there are easy runs every now and then, but if it was always easy you wouldn’t feel a sense of accomplishment when finishing a race you trained 3 or 6 months for. If it was easy you wouldn’t feel strong.
Remember, every run is different. some are hard, some are harder and a few are easy. Those easy runs… when you feel like you’re in a zone… are the ones that keep you coming back for more. It’s like a drug addict looking for that elusive high, except you are running on the streets instead of living on them. (Was that cold? Remember I’m an ED nurse)
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