Celebrating My 3000th Mile Ran Since December 2010.
Today I finally hit the 3,000 mile mark after 2 years of running.
It’s hard to believe that number as I remember thinking that if I could just get to 100 miles then I’d see my life change instantly for the better..
The main transformation to come from all of that running is that I now like going out for a jog. For the first few months I fucking hated it as I was always out of breath and stressed. It was just terrible. I’ve moved on and progressed to the level where I’m even enjoying my long runs and finishing with fuel left in the tank.
Today’s run was a perfect example of what I’ve come to love about running. I got up at 5:30am, set out at just before 6 and jogged around town without actually having to even think about pain or discomfort. It’s become almost automatic to me now. People sometimes ask how I’ve kept going on with it for so long and it’s really just down to enjoying it. If you like what you’re doing, then you’ll want to do it more. Simple as that.
I’m still slow as hell though but I think my lack of effort has been the key to my longevity. I’ve been injured for a total of a week since I started. On both occasions it was runners knee and it was a case of just trying to run too much too soon.
I was checking my monthly stats too for this year and the trend has been downward ever since Autumn hit. I’m glad to say I’m picked it up though since September and I’m determined to do better in November than I did in October.
So overall I’m pleased with my progress but I’m under no illusions that I’m even an average runner in terms of pace. I’ve got to work on the base I’ve built and try to speed things up a little whilst keeping my mind of distance.
But above all I’ve gotta keep fucking enjoying it!