Developing A Bad New Habit Whilst Running & My Continued Recovery
I’ve developed an awful new habit when running.
If I’m trapped behind someone walking really slowly I will start to make the same noise car indicators make when turning, only I’ll take it in turn to flip them the bird in time with each hand. It’s kinda terrifying as it looks like I’m trying to flip gang signs in South Central Tottenham.
Becoming consistent with running
Over the past few weeks I’ve got back into running in a considerable way. I’ve still a long, long way to go to get back to where I was even this time last year, but I’m finally finding it.
5 ways in which I’m enabling my running recovery.
- I go outside with no expectations – Other than to enjoy the run and to explore more of London.
- I don’t restrict myself to a certain mileage goal each week – My only aim is to run as much as I possibly can and at a tolerable pace.
- I try not to be a dick to people (apart from the flipping random bastards the bird) – I try to give cyclists the right of way on the canal path and I nod to all fellow runners. If I get into arguments with people then I get drawn into negativity and I enter what I call the ‘jogger’s low’ where I start to curse everything in my life that’s wrong. It’s fucking miserable.
- I focus on the 100km goal – I know I’m gonna be walking a lot of the 100km, so it’s now my goal to practice jogging for as long as possible. Pace is irrelevant. Distance is the only thing that matters. Every extra 0.01km is to be celebrated.
- I always leave more in the tank at the end of a run – If I finish a run strong then I’m more likely to remember the run as a good one and go out again the next day and do the same thing.
The goal for this week is to try to beat 70km but the most important thing is to record another strong week!