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A Small Win

Monday August 12, 2019 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Blogging | Leave Comments

[caption id="attachment_media-498" align="alignright" width="364"]asphalt clouds endurance grass Photo by kinkate on Pexels.com[/caption] I've been running since March. I started with very short distances. Maybe two miles on a good day. I was trying to prepare myself for a Mini-Marathon in October and figured I would have time to train my body for the longer distance without too much trouble. The last time I did this was nine years ago and I went from not being able to run a half mile to running 8 miles in only a month. I used to run cross-country when I was in High School and then for fun in college, not competitively except for intramurals. I thought for sure I would be able to get up to distance fairly quickly. Well, being almost 55 now it was a lot different. I began officially training for the mini-marathon in mid-July, and have been almost making the distances. I am about a week behind schedule, but today I was supposed to run 5 miles for the first time yesterday. I went for it. When I started I did not feel great. Last weekend I ran four and felt strong. The good news is I felt okay at the four mile point and was able to keep going, unsure if I was going to make it. I did it! I have to repeat it this week. We'll see how that goes. I'm not sure I am going to be able to run 13.1 when the time comes, but the training continues. It is keeping me motivated. There is a mini in May if I don't make this one, but running in the winter here is not awesome. Setting goals and accomplishing them is very satisfying. Do you have anything you are working toward?

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