I've been recovering from a torn tendon in my foot that was a result of overtraining for my first half-marathon. The injury has left me unsure if I'm really cut out for distance running (or walking) and if that is really my favorite activity.
This past week, there was a local 5K that I missed. It is my favorite 5K in the area all year, but I was having some pain and was frustrated that I wouldn't be able to run with my friends. I just knew that I would be going at a turtles-pace while walking and that it'd be boring for them. Now, 2 days later, I am full of regret for not having the confidence to simply walk it. Walkers were welcome - there was no time limit on the 5K.
With so much emphasis people put on race finish results and personal records, it's easy to forget why you're really doing it: to lead an active lifestyle.
|(or a 20 minute mile!)|
Have you gotten caught up in the speed trap before? How do you overcome it?