It’s no secret that I’m a runner. As I’ve already mentioned we started running last January. I love it. Most of all because we do it as a family. It feels great to do something healthy that I can be proud about. With that said I have no desire to run more than a 10k. 13.1? No thanks.
Let me explain myself. I have so much respect for runners that run very long distances. I think I was more excited when John crossed the finish line of his half than he was. I think it’s awesome that people train so hard to accomplish their running goals. For me running is about having fun. I’m not saying that long distance runners don’t have fun. I just feel like all the training and preparation it takes is not for me.
I don’t have a competitive bone in my body. I know that not being competitive has a good side but there are also drawbacks. Like I said I run to have fun. I don’t run to see how far I can push my body. That doesn’t sound fun to me. Now remember I used to HATE running. I was the girl in gym class who would practically crawl through my required mile just to get the slowest time on purpose. Fortunately I’ve grown up and found a sweet spot with 5ks.
Anyone can do a 5k. Yes, I said anyone. I’m not saying that it is easy. When I first started running I could barely run a minute. Now I’m proud to say that I can run the whole 3.1 miles. I want running to be something that I always enjoy. The minute it’s not fun anymore is the minute I hang up my running shoes. Do I wish I had the drive to do a half marathon? Sometimes. But mainly because I hate watching John train alone.
So there you have it. You won’t see me training for a half anytime soon. Now I’m not saying ever I’m just saying not right now. 5ks and mud runs are my forte. I may go for a 10k later this year. Maybe.
What are your running goals? Do you think it makes me less of a runner bc I have no desire to do a half?