Running Inspiration

I just want something beautiful

Need to Breathe

Last Saturday, I completed Week 5 of the Couch-to-5K program with a 20-minute run on the boardwalk at the beach.

It was just what I needed.

I needed something beautiful to carry me on the longest run I’ve attempted yet.

I know that’s not very long and I didn’t run that far but it was an accomplishment that I didn’t think I would achieve.

You see, it wasn’t my first attempt at a 20-minute run. Fresh off my 41-minute finish (40:59 to be exact – and I was aiming for 44) at the No Place Like Home 5K, I set out with confidence to conquer the 20-minute run at the end of week 5.

Didn’t happen. I ran about 10 minutes and had to stop. I finished the workout with a combination of walking and running. I maybe ran a total of 15 minutes.

Not good.

On Friday, I went to the shore for a work event. There I met a fellow runner who suggested I run on the boardwalk. She had me at board. 🙂

Not exactly an even surface, but at least it was flat all the way and the beach and ocean were right there. In times of stress, I’ve retreated to the ocean for peace. Running on the boardwalk with the ocean breezes right there with me was just what I needed.

I needed something beautiful.

Tomorrow is the Turkey Trot – the race I was training for when I started the C25K program for the third time this year. Obviously, I’m not ready – I still have four weeks left in the program. I probably won’t run tomorrow if it rains like is forecasted; I’m just not that hard core. But I did get a really cool shirt when I picked up my registration today. An actual running shirt and not the usual T-shirt with a logo on it.  Kind of a bonus!

Are you running a Turkey Trot this year? Let me know how it goes.

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