I ran a 5k race on the Fourth of July. The same one as last year.
I feel a bit sorry for the lady who wrote that post. She was so sad about doing that race. And yeah, I’m still pretty hard on myself for being such a Slowbedon, but I definitely don’t feel quite as despondent as that post was anymore.
So the latest 5K? It was still slow. But you know what’s neat-o? I completed the race in six minutes and 23 seconds faster than I did last year. I finished this one in 32:04, which still hasn’t broken the magical 30 minute mark, but it’s a helluva lot closer than 38:33.
And you know what else? In the year between that first 5k and this one, I have run 2 other 5ks, one 10k and a half marathon.
I still want to be faster, but with the perspective that a whole year can give, I can say that I have surely come a long way.