Running

6 is the new 5

I used to force myself to run 5K whenever I’d go for a run.  That has been my goal since I started into running after E was born.  With my goal to run a 10K in a few months, I figured I needed to up the ante a little and start making some changes to my running regime.  I know that I’m never really “done” after 5K and I figured I had two options: increase my speed or add distance.  I thought for a bit about increasing my speed, but I thought it was maybe a little counter productive to my plan to run 10K, since I really should be working on distance and endurance.

So, I decided to increase the distance.  I now “force” myself to run 6K every time I run.  It really is like forcing myself, sometimes because I have little arguments in my head for the majority of the run about how i should only do 5K or only run for 20 min, or something like that.  Regardless, I have now forced myself to run 6K for the last 5 runs.  Now there is no going back to 5K…

7 thoughts on “6 is the new 5

    1. I know, hey? It’s not that I think the distance is too far, it’s just that I’m lazy and I don’t want to do it! I can’t wait for the weather to get nice enough to run outside and then I can at least have a change of scenery.

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      1. Hmm… that’s actually kind of interesting that running makes the pain worse. I am seriously wondering if you may have sub-acute appendicitis. The bobbing up and down could be aggravating the appendix.

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