368 total / 0 in 2018

Can't say I really have a goal. I'm just running because it's something to do. I think eventually I'd like to enter some trail races. Probably. :D

Erik B. ran: Well, I'm back. I don...

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  • 1 miles
  • 00:11 time
  • 09:17 pace
  • 180 calories
  • 127 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 2/5 Effort.
    effort 2/5
good Mile (After a Long While) 1.21 mi 00:11:17 09:17 pace

Well, I'm back. I don't remember right now exactly when my run streak ended. It was about a month ago, six weeks tops. A bunch of stuff happened - I won't get into it here - but I lost motivation to run just about overnight.

The fact that it's been 80°F or more most days didn't help.

I'm not super pleased with this time - 9:18 pace or so - but after (let's call it five weeks) time off it's not too bad. And frankly it felt pretty good to be out, listening to music, and running. This run included the stupid hill in my neighborhood too or it would have been about 9:00, probably.

So I'm pleased. I'm more pleased that I'm out. I think - in combination with losing my main motivator - running a mile a day minimum was stupid in the end. It sapped the remaining motivation I had, and given both, I just didn't want to do it.

Why start now again? Because, though I don't particularly enjoy running, it's the lesser of the evils, and my belt was a teeny tiny bit tighter than it was five weeks ago. Not enough to go to the next largest loop, but noticeable.

So I'm back. I'm kind of curious, too, how many of my friends are still on here and running.

P.S. I'd forgotten how depressingly small the calorie totals were. :P

  • Stacey R.
    Stacey R.

    hey nice to see you back! I'm going to do my first run in about 4 weeks right now! :)

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Emily B.
    Emily B.

    We all lose motivation- mine isn't as strong right now with the heat and humidity, and sometimes it's just better to take a good break and come back strong. Welcome back.

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Lori M.
    Lori M.

    Welcome back Eric! I was wondering what happened to you...

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Erik B.
    Erik B.

    I think my feet grew while I was away. My shoes were a little bit smaller feeling than I remembered.

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Rina M.
    Rina M.

    The runners missed you and were hugging your feet! :+D

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Rina M.
    Rina M. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Nice to have you back Erik! Good mile to start with! ;+)

    almost 6 years ago