Looking in the wrong places for inspiration
Friday, January 28, 2011
I was browsing around yesterday at people's pages & I noticed this one girl who was posting her 5K run times. 55 mins/52 mins/49 mins...and so on. Really got to me....
I am holding off on doing my first 5k because I am so focused on time. I want to run my first 5k & come in under 30 minutes. I think it's a realistic goal. I have 3 months to shave off about 3 minutes. When I'm at the gym it's hard not to glance at the guy next to me who is running at 7.5 making it look like he is working moderately hard. Or when my trainer runs next to me at 6.5 & talks the ENTIRE time like it's a casual Sunday stroll. I run at 6.0 & I am working hard. Really hard to try to keep that pace as long as possible. Maybe I need to be more like the girl I looked at yesterday. She is proud of those times. She keeps making progress. I know I would beat myself up so much if my 1st 5K was not near my goal time. She is inspirational...I need to be more like her & not worry about what the person next to me is running. And to be proud of where I am now & not so obsessed on how to be better. I'm not going to run at what my trainer runs at. Probably ever. I can't compare myself to her on anyone else.