Running and Mileage

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Running for Life

I have stopped logging my miles.

I used to run between 60-80 miles a week – for fun. Part of the fun was to see the number increase daily. I used to say I was a happy girl if I could run 10 miles a day.

My life does not allow me to run that many miles now, nor do I want to. It is a different season. I am not training for Boston, or a marathon, or an ultra. I now run to move my body, fit into my jeans and live a lot more years so I can spend them with my husband.

Miles are easy to track, even just on my calendar but I am not. It is not a part of my life that needs measurement and numbers now. There can be no comparison or guilt then either. I can focus on the goal of keeping myself healthy and enjoying nature. I can focus on how I feel.

I run outside when I can. If I workout inside in the treadmill I walk and use the incline function. I hate the treadmill and will not punish myself with it. Running is still in my life but there are new rules and I am sticking to them.

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6 thoughts on “Running and Mileage

  1. One of my goals for this year is to make running a part of my life too – like daily running and running a 10k. I’m pretty terrible at it currently, but I’m happy that I’ve been getting up and going almost every morning so far 😊

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  2. I love running. Especially when I’m in shape and I don’t feel like I’m killing my self… lol. I’m getting to the point where it’s hurting now. Feet, knees and lower back pain… but I love getting out and running. It’s like taking a slow ride through the country.

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