I was listening to the Work Play Love podcast this week and there was a question that Jesse and Lauren were answering about a highly driven athlete and how despite setting new PRs they thought they could always do better and didn’t enjoy their accomplishments. The response that Lauren gave really hit home with me. I don’t remember all of the details but it revolved around being satisfied.
I was like this person once upon a time and at times still feel myself drifting towards it. I think as runners or other types of people it’s easy to fall into this trap of not being satisfied. I could probably go on and tell my story but for now I’ll just leave you with this. If you are running and feeling like you need to run farther, faster and you are not enjoying the experience of being able to do that you need to take a step back and see what it would take you to be satisfied. You will never be able to run enough miles. To run fast enough and set enough PR’s. I’m not saying settle but find where you are satisfied. For me, right now, that is working out 3 times a week. I’m not quite there but I’m getting there.
I did two workouts this week. Mostly running but some kettlebells thrown in for good measure. I think the weights (kettle bells) are important and add a much needed different stimulus. I’m not running a lot of miles right now but I can already feel a difference by having the bells in there.
Today’s run was 2.4 miles (longest run in a LONG time) in 33:04 I believe.
Have a great weekend everyone.