Real quick, had a very good run last night. Buster (my dog) and I set out to run 2-3 miles. My legs felt great and I got into a pretty good groove so we ended up running about 4.5 miles. Now onto more pressing matters!!
I've been wanting to write thise post for a while. So I have been dealing with a huge dilemma related to running. As I posted earlier this week, my Fiance is preparing to run her first half marathon this Saturday at The Phoenix Marathon. I am behind her 100%, I plan to pit crew for her as much as she needs, and I know she is going to kill this run.
The dilemma comes out of my choice of runs. Early on I had success at the 5K distance, its fast, short, and competative. So I told myself I dont need to run anything further than 5K. As we get more involved in the running community, meet more and more people, I am starting to realize the 5K doesnt hold a whole lot of merit. I feel that even if I run good splits or run under 20 minutes, the half and full marathon trump the 5K. If my fiance and I were standing next to each other, I go down my list of running accomplishments, and she goes down her list, she has accomplished so much more than I have in terms of running merit.
Now I applaud her for everything she has done, and support her with all of my heart. I actually look up to her for all she has done (Shhhh dont tell her lol). She inspired me to start running which has lead to this new found passion for the sport. With her inspiration, my mentallity is starting to sway, there is this slow creeping feeling in the pit of my stomach and back of my mind.....Time for a half marathon and build towards the full marathon!!!
Do you think the half/full marathon have more merit and trump the 5K? What was your running progression, did you start at 5K and move to the half/full marathon?
Plan is to get a trail run in today during lunch then knock out a few miles this evening.
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!