Got to Get Back to Enjoying MY Running

Sometimes you just have to look yourself in the mirror and admit that something you are doing is just not working for you. Yeah, I know that I have been doing heart-rate training for under a month, but I am finding that I am stressing out more about my heart-rate than I am enjoying my running.

Not. What. I. Want.

I have learned a LOT about my running and also a lot about diet, stress, sleeping and focusing on being healthy versus just running faster over the past month, since I started reading about MAF training. However, when my running becomes a stressful part of my life versus a positive endeavor.

It is time to re-evaluate what I am doing.

This morning’s run was a really great example of what I am talking about.

It was a great day for a winter’s run. Temps near 30*F with the wind chills bringing it down closer to 20*F. However, the roads in Augusta were mostly clear and I needed a run besides the treadmill. So I headed to Planet Fitness with the idea I was going to run outside.

Guess what.

I ran outside. Continue reading