I ran an actual “in person” race recently. It was a small event, with three different distances (4km, 6km, 8km). It was a lot of beach running.
I did the 4km distance because who am I kidding, my running has been subpar lately. I knew in my inner being that the smallest distance would be the best choice for my disengaged body/mind.
I drove down with my fellow co-founder of Road Warriors, Shannon. We booked a motel room for the night and made it into a girls road trip.
The views from the motel were amazing, and we were super close to the beach.
My run was a struggle. I fought my mind and body the whole way. There was no connection, no endorphin rush and no joy. I ran my worst 4km run ever.
I’d like to blame it on running in the sand, in not fuelling properly (not a lot of restaurants where we were – hello, Subway for supper), in not training enough.
Truth is, it was just a crappy run. One I struggled with. Mentally, I couldn’t fight the defeat in my head. Physically, my body listened to my brain. Complete disconnect from my soul.
My win from this: I finished it, even when I seriously thought of running into the ocean and not finishing the race at all.
I am starting another running journey soon, and I am really looking forward to the challenge and the sense of community it will bring.
Keep your eyes peeled for posts on my next adventure, starting up next week!
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I’m running my first organized, public 5K on Monday. I expect it to be a disaster, but I am out there, which counts for something.
I do find exercise helps with my depression. Maybe another T-shirt will do the same.
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