I went for a run this morning, a fairly decent 5 km. I’m finally starting to get on top of this calf tightness etc. Having said that, I rang the GOR run people today – we’re prolly going to change and do the 14 km run instead of the half marathon. It feels like wimping out but once I’d thought about it, it was like a huge weight off me.
I’ve actually been thinking for a while that I want to have a break from longer running events – not that I’ve been actually training for the half marathon, but I feel like I *should* then I feel bad because I’m not. The bottom line is that I’ve not been enjoying it. I dread the thought of going out for a long run (ie. 2 hours of running) so I procrastinate and make excuses. What’s the point of that?
I want to enjoy running, not feel a heap of pressure. God knows you get enough of that in life anyway. I’ve got so many other things I want to do – boxing and weight training and all that stuff. I think the plan will be to still do a longer run once a week (but maybe only for an hour or so) plus shorter runs, some interval stuff etc. I still want to get faster and plan to do some shorter fun runs (up to 10 kms), just no half marathons and stuff like that.
Thanks for all the comments about the stolen wallet. I’ve got the important things sorted, just a major heap of store loyalty cards to get replaced now. It made me so mad reading some of your stories. People can be such pigs. It’s like some people are missing that bit of the brain that allows you to see things for someone else’s perspective.