Find Your Pace

One thing I know I keep saying is that I am not fast – and its true. When I trained for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, I tried to train for a 14 minute mile, as RunDisney has a requirement of staying under a 16 minute mile. I now average being around 13 minutes and 30 seconds. My husband and I are looking at doing a half marathon locally in the fall that has a 14 minute per mile requirement. While I currently under that, I would like to knock at least a minute off of my average so that I will be more confident going into it.

However, when I first started running, I was perfectly content to walk/run at a 15 to 16 minute pace. It takes time to build up muscles and stamina, and that is okay! I am also short (LOL) so that hinders my speed as well.

I also don’t feel that I need to be fast – I just want to enjoy myself.

Putting on my sneakers and hitting the pavement is FUN for me. I look forward to getting up in the morning and going for a jog, and also to late night sticky summer runs. I don’t have to be fast to be a runner – all I have to do is run.

If you are not looking to be a competitive runner, this is the blog for you. I don’t run to win races. I run to get exercise, clear my head, and have a good time. I like to run in different places, and enjoy pretty views. It took a little while to get to this place – it wasn’t tons of fun in the beginning. But I pushed through, as SO MUCH of me desperately wanted to be a runner.

I would say that it took me three months of running before I started to enjoy it. I was going to the gym every day and running at the gym. Then, about 6 months into it, I decided to go for a run outside – and I haven’t been to the gym since. I didn’t cancel my gym membership, as I am not a cold weather person. I figured there was no way, at all, that I would get up and run when it was (literally) freezing outside. And then winter came. And instead of running on a treadmill, I just bought warmer running clothes, gloves and hats. I ran outside the entire winter. I haven’t been to the gym in almost a year! (Which reminds me, I really need to cancel that membership….)

Running also my therapy! If I am having a particularly stressful day at work, I will absolutely lace up and run on my lunch hour. I am blessed to work in an area where I can do that. I have two options – road running, which gets me about 4 miles, or there is a great trail area where i can do a shorter hike/run – all near my office.

Whether early in the morning, late at night, or on my lunch hour, I love to lace up my sneakers, put in my headphones and RUN. I really hope I can assist YOU through this blog to Find YOUR pace and find YOUR place in the running world. It’s a pretty awesome place to be!


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