I’ve often said that running for the sake of running would be the cornerstone of my own personal hell (presuming the Devil serves individuals as opposed to a single fire-pit for everyone).
Recently, lacking the time to get to the gym and falling well out of shape, I resorted to putting myself through my own personal hell – I signed up for a 5K and began to run 2 miles a few times a week. This past weekend was the 5K and I convinced a couple friends to join me – we finished it in around 30 minutes – leisurely pace, but it was the longest I’ve ever run just for the sake of running. And, as you can see below, I received a second place medal* for my efforts!
Well, after running for a few weeks I don’t like running, but I don’t hate it either. And, I feel better in general – I’ve always been happier when exercising regularly. I’ll never be running marathons like Kim does, but I am hoping to run another 5K or two this summer (or a 5.2 mile Brewery Race – for obvious reasons).
*Ok, so everyone got medals, but I did finish in 2nd place…in the 211-225 Clydesdale Open Division