My journey as a long distance runner who started the sport later in life.
Deep in the doldrums of not feeling much like running it turns out I have a 5K race. The Andares Run for Us is a race I have run before, only the 10K distance a couple years ago. This time they seemed only to have 5K tickets available, and so that’s what I will run. I picked up my kit this morning after I suddenly remembered that kit pick up was today.
Needless to say, my 5K race training has not exactly been a priority. Is it snobbish of me to think that a 5K isn’t worth training for? I know that this is not true: I could have trained to get faster, but I am at a point where I am feeling less interested in running. I am up 10 lbs due to poor eating choices, the new school year just kicked off and I always feel like I have planning or grading to do, and the summer heat in Monterrey leaves a lot to be desired in a suitable running temperature.
I will attend the race with a mind to having a good time and not worrying about how long the distance takes. Being around other runners did feel nice today at kit pick up even though I didn’t stay too long. The atmosphere at races is always great and runners are some of the nicest people in the world. I wish I could somehow find a club of them here, but I wouldn’t even know where to start and I don’t want to have to drive in this crazy city!