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Running IS Worth It

August 8, 2014

We know that I can run. And far.

I kind of gave up running after the half. I hated how much it had taken over my life and I dreaded running (which is why I believe I will never run a half marathon again). In the spring I resolved to start running again and I did. I just couldn’t get any sort of distance because the shin splints were terrible. It got to the point where I would wake up with them, even if I wasn’t running. I resorted to kayaking as my workouts (so much more fun, but also more expensive).

I did research about ways to get rid of shin splints and one way I found was how you land on your feet. I decided it was time I re-trained myself how to run. Because let’s be honest, I love a beer tent at the end of a 5K. I’ve been focusing on form and only going short distances. This week I ran a whole 1.8 miles and yesterday I didn’t have to think about my form. It’s been frustrating and empowering.

Not my form, I just love my shoes.

Not my form, I just love my shoes.

And is it worth it? Absolutely.

Love the lack of highs, hate the lows.

Love the lack of highs, hate the lows.

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  1. August 21, 2014 12:40 PM

    I can sort of relate, even though I am miles behind you (literally and figuratively). Before our 5K I felt like I burned out a bit – we had finished our training and each run felt so HARD. But now that it’s behind us and we’re training for our next 5K I’ve found the love again – maybe because our new plan is starting us off with shorter, slower runs. They feel fun again. And yes, it is so worth it!!

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