One-year anniversary

I’m not sure exactly when I started running. That information was on the Couch-to-5K app, which was on my old phone (my phone died a few months ago and had to be replaced). But it was about this time last year, so let’s say that today is my one-year running anniversary! Woo-hoo!

I just realized that there is one other good thing about running: it’s concrete and measurable. In other spheres of life, it’s difficult to know whether I’ve done a good job or not. Am I a good enough employee, or spouse, or son, or human being in general? I think I’m trying my best, but there’s no measurable data. When running, it’s definite: if you planned to run for an hour, you know for sure whether you accomplished it or not. (Not that it really matters – all you can do is what your body lets you do.) I know for sure that I have succeeded at running 10K – I can look up the data.

Anyway, enough of that. I don’t know whether I am going to keep posting my running times – it might get boring – but what the heck. Today went better than expected, as I was a bit sore yesterday after doing some errands. In fact, I probably should have gone a bit slower – I’ll try to do that on Wednesday.


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