Run to enjoy it

I am back in training mode as I have a hilly fun run coming up late in March. I need to build a little bit of distance again and also wanted to run faster.  However, I have had a huge realisation the last couple of days.

I don’t really care about pace.

Ah, let me rephrase that. I don’t seem to care about pace “at the moment”. I just want to enjoy my running. I want to feel fit, strong and free.

Nagging at the back of my mind is the thought that I need to start pushing if I want to do a decent time at the fun run, if I want a PB. But part of me really isn’t hung up on that sort of thing. Just the other day a friend asked me how long it had taken me to run the Melbourne Marathon last October.  I realised that it just wasn’t that important to me as compared to actually having RUN a marathon and feeling so good afterwards.

Huh, I think that marathon really messed me up, or made me a better runner. Either way I am in such a different head space than I was in December.

I want to enjoy my running.

I want to be fit and full of energy.

4 Replies to “Run to enjoy it”

  1. Well done Roz! It’s much nicer to ‘just run’ anyways!
    You are dead right about the Marathon – just being a finisher is much more important than any time.
    Sure we can chase our PBs here and there, but finishing something like that is still a big thing, and even if you’ve ran 50 marathons, there’s never a point where you say “oh marathon’s are easy”

    I’ve seen too many people chasing times and missing out by minutes or seconds being completely devastated when in reality they should be proud of the run and the achievement that is a marathon finish!

    Whats this hilly run? you didn’t enter rollercoaster by chance?!

    1. No, you are going to laugh. I consider Run4theKids hilly. Especially that last hill – Collins Street. It is not nice. 🙂 Thanks for your comments Jarrod, as always.

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