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So disappointed.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I shouldn't be. I did Parkrun this morning and finally met my goal of running the whole thing without a walking break!

Because of that I convinced myself I must have finally broken the 37 minute barrier. How could I not? I mean, some of it I may as well have been walking I was going that slow, but I still ran. It had to be quick. I was floating!

Then the text came through. 37:21.

I still shouldn't be disappointed, that's 11 seconds faster than my fastest! But I am.
I'm sure I'll be able to appreciate a new personal best soon, just not right now. When you come down with such a bump it takes a while to recover.
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MERRY_XMAS 2/16/2013 4:43PM

    Every second counts! You are doing great and you improved your time by 11 seconds! That is amazing job! One more day like this and you'll be under 37mins.
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PAPAMIKIE 2/16/2013 1:37PM

    Gradual progress. I am not a racer, I am a runner. It is easy to feel disappointed because today was not the day to beat 37. There can be all kinds or reason for a particular time. The direction of wind, the few people who started in front but were going slower than your pace.

I am a Chi Runner, a Chi Running instructor, a taiji player, and a practioner of Qigong, each of these teach gradual progress. It is the journey we must learn to love. Enjoy the fact that you ran the whole thing.

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ROBYNROSE26 2/16/2013 1:23PM

    You are doing amazing, keep working and before you know it you will be crushing your goals!

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SNOWYOGA 2/16/2013 1:07PM

    That sounds good to me. I'll take it and like you told me emoticon emoticon

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LYNNA1968 2/16/2013 12:53PM

    cut yourself come slack, you completed a 5k!

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POOKASLUAGH 2/16/2013 11:19AM

    Back in November, I ran my first official full 5K. I pushed really hard and I really wanted to break the 37:00 barrier. I came in at 37:03. That was almost 2:30 better than my previous best, but to be so close to breaking the barrier? It was more disappointing than getting 38 minutes! I know how you feel. I'm sure you'll be the 37 mins soon!

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