It’s always important to have perspective.
As I read through Jeff Galloway’s Half Marathon Yes You Can book, I left with a couple perls about training. It was a great book for beginners. Talking about registering and prepping day of. Thanks to Eldest, we’ve had a chance to live that process vicariously through his (& friends) experiences.
I’m still not convinced about the run/walk process and continue to work on getting that into my head somehow. It’s the only way I’ve ever started/resumed running. The goal was always to reach the point of eliminating the walking. Oh well, I’ll work into it.
Oh yea, back to perspective.
After I finished reading, Porter & I were talking about it. I said that I was looking for some tips, and got them. But that it seemed more like a great book for someone new to the running scene, yes, running their first half. I always thought I was that newbie person. In some respects, maybe I am. But it was kind of cool to realize that I’m not.
I cemented it with having the confidence to send in the application for a local running club. Nice. Nice. Nice.
It took some time to reach the point where I felt my running was “good” enough to bring anything to the table. Right, we all have confidence issues, but that’s not what I mean. Sometimes you have to do your homework and reach a certain point before it makes sense. Think we’ve done that and that maybe I could give back to someone new to running while taking something for my half training.
Every so often it’s important to look at where you are & your goals. To take a reading, so to speak. Life is alive, moving, progressing.
It totally boosted my attitude to realize I am no longer a newbie runner. Silly right?
Perspective helps. At least it did today.