Is It Time To Just Run To Run, And To Be Active?

I don’t know exactly what it is but I feel like I’ve lost my joy of running. Perhaps it’s more to do with the impact of the last year, or the loss of running with others. I am wondering though if it’s time I stop with the training plans, and constantly being disappointed that I failed hitting the goal of another run. Maybe it’s time I get back the joy of running by just getting out there and putting in some time without the need to hit a pace or a distance?

I think one of the hardest things for me is of I’m not training for a race, and not being a part of a race, that I’ll feel like I can’t really say that I’m a runner anymore. I think I’ll still feel so far from where I was, and frustrated that I can’t manage another marathon. I feel like I’m between a rock and a hard place. I want that joy of running again, but if it’s not training for a race, let alone a marathon, I still think that I’ll feel like I’m coming up short.

Whatever is next for me I have to find some joy otherwise I will struggle every week to get up and get out and run.


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  1. @timnolte I had run off and on occasionally…. In 2019 I didn’t set a goal of wanting to ENJOY running. Started and then started going further with no speed goal…. Ended up running as far as 20.5 miles one Saturday.I registered for a marathon, which was covid-canceled then broke my leg out for a run a month ago. Tough going. I want to still compete a marathon, later this year if possible, but my real goal is to enjoy running.If I’m not enjoying it, I need to mix it up. Though I wouldn’t suggest breaking your leg….this is a rough recovery.

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