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I was once a runner...and I will be again. I started this journey several years older and 60 lbs. heavier. My name is Jake and this is my story

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Longest Run in 5 Years

I did a 5 mile run today.  I haven't run that far since before we had kids.  The first 2.5 miles I didn't feel good.  I can't explain it, just uncomfortable.  Once I hit the 2.5 mile mark I settled into a good pace and felt strong for the last half of the run. 

During this run I realized how mental running can be. I was anxious all day about my 5 mile run in the windy conditions.  This anxiety translated into doubt during the first part of my run.  I learned how important mental preparation is and will approach my runs differently in the future.

The Easter Bunny brought me a sign that is now hanging on my closet wall.  It says;
"Believe that you can and your are half way there" - Theodore Roosevelt

That is 100% correct!!!


  1. Good job for the long run!!! Just think in a few months 5 miles will be considered your easy run!!! I agree with the mental thing!!!