I’m strapping up my laces again and focusing on improving and strengthening my runs this year. Since having the babies, my pace has increased considerably and my stamina has been pretty much non-existent. The mental challenge of running has been difficult with memories of my “stronger” years haunt me on my runs.
So this running mommy is starting with a clean slate. I’m going to set new personal records and benchmarks. I’m going to stop remembering the days when I ran faster or longer. My body is different. My hips are wider. My health isn’t the same. My mind and body need to readjust to that. My PR (Personal Record) of old doesn’t matter. What matters is that I’m moving and I’m working towards being a stronger, healthier me.
I ran one of my favorite races a couple weeks ago – the Salmon Run in the beautiful Napa Valley. I signed up for a 5k to start off the running season. I loved it! I went in with a new attitude and it did wonders! It was a great feeling and a great way to start this new journey.
My new PR for a 5K is now 13:58 per mile.
My goal now is to get stronger for the next one!