Normal people think that 5 miles is a long way to run. I used to be normal, but last night I only put in 5 miles and was so disgusted with myself. 5 miles has become the new 1.5 miles for me. I need to be running 8 + miles a day and truthfully could do so right now. Its just bad planning that keeps me back. I always wait until too late in the day to do it.
There is something about running on a treadmill that I am beginning to hate. 5 miles on a treadmill is painful. You have to check out in order to run at all on that thing. For the first time in my life I can run, really run, and I don't want to check out every time I do it. Furthermore, the miles are so much shorter when you put on your shoes and hit the road.
The second things is. My shoes are shot. After 5 miles my feet ached. My back and joints hurt to. I know I have been procrastinating about this but it feels like I just bought them, three months ago, and shoes should last longer than that right? Yeah for normal people. Oye.
Also, I am beginning to understand why runners get up but early to run. They have to. This part I am dreading, but I know that I am going to have to start setting my alarm clock for super early and hitting the road. My evenings need to be reserved for weightlifting, yoga and swimming. Maybe I should sign a contract, and post it here so that you my non existent readers who in my mind really do exist, can hold me accountable. Truthfully once you have said something loud enough we as individuals hold ourselves to that goal.