A Runners Reflection

Last week I did a post about the training plan I have for nothing in-particular. If you haven’t read it you can do so here.

It then occurred to me not having anything to aim for has been a bit of a relief.

Don’t get me wrong having a race or an event is great motivation, but for the first time in a long time I get to run for the pure enjoyment of it.

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I don’t have to worry about speed, or time or distance, or stress of an up coming race/event.

I’m not tied down with a plan, and I can run because I can, because I want to, but also because I enjoy to run. Do you know how freeing that is?  Well it is – freeing that is.

Running has taken me many places this year, and I’ve achieved a lot with running since taking it up two years ago.

Many running goals I have set, I have smashed. I have new personal bests for 5km, 10km and the half marathon, just in this year alone.
I’ve also have ran 890km out of my 1000km, and we are only in October!

So even though I don’t have any races coming up for the rest of the year, I’m just going to go out and reconnect with the joy of running.

I will worry about 2014 when it gets here.

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When was the last time you really enjoyed your run?
Have you set any goals for 2014 yet?