Saturday, 11 February 2012

Finding The Plot

I'm sitting here, hydrating, thinking about the race tomorrow and getting very anxious, my heart is fluttering. I have set myself a very arbitrary goal time of 1:49:59 which is nearly 10 minutes faster than my current personal best. My current pb is 1:59:20 on the same course a year ago. I'm stressing out cause I'm worried I won't achieve my arbitrarily set goal time. I think I've lost the plot. I need to remeber why I love running in the first place!
  • Running is fun 
  • Running makes me happy
  • Running can make the most foul mood turn around
  • Running can be alone time and something I can do just for me
  • Running keeps me physically fit and healthy
  • Running can be social time, and a great way to interact with my girlfriends
  • Running is a good way to connect with my dad
  • Running allows me to test my boundaries and my push limits
  • Running provides me with a huge sense of accomplishment and achievement
  • Running allows me to explore nature and go places I wouldn't have otherwise
  • Running can be an adventure (running in Langley, at night, on the side of a highway without lights)
  • Running allows me to be more outgoing and make new friends
  • Im good at running 

I'm going to stop worrying, enjoy my evening and stop being a crazy person. I'll wake up in the morning and run a great race no matter what the clock says. I'll have fun and do my very best cause after all, that's why I do this right? :)

QE Park, as seen on a solo long run

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