Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Perspective

I got up at 5:20 this morning and ran 5 miles. And I feel like "I only ran 5 miles?" There was a time when that would have been thrilling, as it would have been my longest run ever. I guess the good news is that I can challenge that thinking, the "Wow, you really don't do much, do you?" that goes through my head. And it's true that 5 miles has become my short run distance, but that doesn't mean it's insignificant, right?

6 comments:

Julianne said...

I feel the same way! 5 miles is my short run and if I run less than 3 miles, I'm thinking, why even bother?? haha. Funny how our thinking has changed so much now that we're running longer distances. Maybe, now, you can lenghten your short runs to 6 or 7 miles to challenge yourself. :-)

Brit-Man said...

Of course it's not insignificant. I could run that far at once, but then I don't train to do things like that.

You should be proud of anything like that you do, so don't think about oh is that all, think about I only needed to do this today, but I did do it well.

If it ever gets hum drum to run that far, spice it up, and try to run it faster perhaps.

Whatever happens, you're still a force to be reckoned with, and that's not going to change anytime soon.

Best wishes :-) :-).

Matt

*aron* said...

haha i know exactly what you mean! a year ago i had never ran 5 miles ever and now its an "easy" run. great job!!! 5 miles is definitely not insignificant though!

Colette said...

I would just be proud that you got up that early to exersise period. Yes, that was a short run for you (one day that may be me, if I want it to be), but your body still benifited from it, and that is what matters in the long run, right?

Anne said...

Hey, some of us think 5 miles is HUGE. Glad, however, for you it's a drop in an apparently growing bucket.

Laurie said...

5 miles for me is a marathon - but I love in other areas of my life when I can look back and see how far I've come. Enjoy it!