Day 188: For some reason I thought it was a good idea to sign-up for the 10 mile race at the Cherry Creek Sneak on April 29th. My running skills have rapidly declined in the warmer months and now I am left dreading this race in 12 days and my half-marathon in five weeks. Yesterday I decided to stop getting stuck in my “I’m such a bad runner” story and do something about it.
I ran two 9 minute miles to Washington Park to meet a friend. We then walked five miles while gabbing about life and then I ran two more 9 minute miles back home. I felt great afterwards and made myself more excited about running today.
Day 189: This afternoon I ran to Washington Park, around the big loop and back home. Six miles. I didn’t love it, but I did it. I have a very serious question to ask all you runners that are reading this, do you enjoy running? Like, actually enjoy it every single time you do it? Why do you do it? What keeps you doing it everyday? I’d really love to hear someone else’s romantic running story to help me fall back in love with the sport.
If you really are one of those people who love doing it every single day, then I’d love to invite you to do a guest blog on here to share with others about the relationship you have with your running shoes and local trails. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!