Pax (funcrunch) wrote,

Musings on running

I can't sleep, and am reviewing my posts from 2005, the last year I made a serious effort to run. I ran two 5Ks and a 7K that year, but with very slow times, and quit before the half-marathon that I had been training for.

Why am I doing so much better this time around? Two obvious reasons:

- I'm not working. Getting plenty of sleep and not having any excuses to miss runs means I'm training more consistently and in a more relaxed fashion, and getting in the good post-run breakfasts and stretching I'd neglected in the past.

- I weigh 20 pounds less. Carrying around that much extra weight had to impact my abilities.

I still have a ways to go to equal or surpass my race times from 1998-2000, but I'm optimistic. I just hope I don't slack off this time around, either once I go back to regular employment or for any other reason. My health is too important.
Tags: fitness

  • Year in review - 2014

    Starting on testosterone therapy and subsequently getting a legal change of name and gender were my most important events of 2014 (and indeed,…

  • Collaborating on the Internet

    Three years ago at Macworld Expo I saw a performance by Jonathan Mann and the Rock Cookie Bottoms. I thought it was awesome, I took photos. I…

  • Year in review - 2013

    It's tempting to sum up this entire year with the phrase "Gender Transition", but some other significant things did actually happen, so I'll separate…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.