I’m Succumbing..

To what?

This running culture.

I keep track of how far I run.

I set little goals for myself every time I go out.

I don’t run with one App, I now run with two.

I take a picture at the end of my run and add the stats at the bottom.  Like this, today:

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Yikes! The thighs need some work 😉

Speaking of my run today — I’m pretty sure it was my first sub-30 minute 4K and my first real tempo run.  After the first 5-10 minutes and the first hill, I lengthened my stride and started feeling my quads burning. I made sure to keep the pace up to build up the lactic acid, and I think I did a pretty decent job, all things considered (the ankle injury is better, but then I got a nasty left shin splint and now the hamstrings are tight).

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I haven’t run a marathon, or a half, or even a 10K.  I will probably never enter a race;  I don’t feel the need to.

But I still think I’m a runner.

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