Sunday Morning Run: 5 Good-Enough Miles

After Running my first 5-miler of the season

After Running my first 5-miler of the season

I ran 5 miles this morning. They weren’t the best ones I’ve ever run, but they were good-enough.

I made two stupid mistakes today: I went running on a trail that’s notorious for kicking my ass, and I didn’t use my inhaler beforehand.

But I thought I was going to be okay since I was just doing a quick 5K. I didn’t expect to be outside for more than that.

But those 5 kilometers turned into 5 miles because I just kept running. I wasn’t even enjoying myself too much (I hate that trail so much these days), and my average pace was way slower than I want it to be: I aim for 8:30/mi, and my actual was 10:43/mi.

But I kept going. I finished the run, and I feel good about it.

It’s not a 10K quite yet, but it will be soon enough. I’m happy because this is the longest distance I’ve run since last October. And for the first time this year, I can see myself actually being able to run the half-marathon in the fall.

Because I was not doing well, but I kept running. And that’s what it takes.

And heck, I’ve run 5 times in the last 7 days. So I really can’t complain. 🙂

So while I started out my run with a couple of mistakes, things turned out well. They weren’t the best miles ever, but they were good-enough.

Always a positive spin, right?

B.J. Keeton

B.J. Keeton

B.J. is a geek, gamer, podcaster, and livestreamer. He has been the co-host of the Geek to Geek podcast since 2016, and he helped start the Geek to Geek Media Network. His biggest pet peeve is when someone spells Wookiee with only one E. One time, he told his friends he liked vegetables maybe more than he did Star Wars, and they made him put a dollar in the jar. That should tell you everything you need to know about him. Find him on Twitter as @professorbeej or on Discord as @professorbeej#1337.

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