Day 352 – Now I Remember Why I Run

This mornings run reminded me why I enjoy running. The sun was out, the sky was blue, it was warm (in fact hot) and I was running on the trails, ideal.

I didn’t have the best legs ever today, but running further just seemed to be the right thing to do, and so I did. I started off planning to do a favourite 5km off road loop, which on the way back I decided I would take a detour and add a bit, and then when I got to the end of the added bit, I though “what the hell” I will add some more, and I did.

I haven’t enjoyed a run so much for ages, and I am wondering if there is any connection in that the two runs I have enjoyed most recently have been the longest runs I have done? I think breaking out of the “must do 5km” mindset really helps, certainly makes it more enjoyable.

A while ago when I was looking at my stats for this challenge I set myself the goal of trying to get to 1300 miles by the end, and having looked at that again to day I am going to need a few longer runs to do it, but that might actually help, hopefully. If I don’t get to that mark, then I won’t be too upset as finishing the challenge is more important.

One other thing I have realised is that I only have one Saturday left to do, now that does feel weird!

Miles Today: 5.39 (8.67km)
Miles Completed: 1256.26 (2021.76km)
Miles To Go: -161.26 (-259.56km)
Shoes: Saloman XA Pro 3D Ultra 2

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