I hate running. I was made acutely aware of this yesterday, yet again, when I went back to running my
city’s weekly Parkrun, a 5km race held every Saturday in cities all over the UK.
I wanted to get a good time. I knew I wouldn’t be able to beat my “personal best” time for that race. I hadn’t been running for a full month. I needed the rest and recovery after successfully completing the Barcelona Marathon on March 15. The tendonitis I had for weeks building up to the marathon seemed to have mostly withered away. So I started out the week with a slow 5km jog, added a 15 min faster jog in the middle of the week, and hoped I would be able to do a decent 5km run at the end of it.
Running is such a head-fuck for me. (more…)