Best recent run: My best run so far has been my fastest 5K. I ran it in 37.26 and knocked about a minute off my previous pace.
On Persevering: I recently began running after stopping (again) and I am pretty happy with myself so far. This time I refuse to let the voice in my head tell me I’m not a runner. I would run for a few days, then start getting a sore back, sore feet, etc., and just quit! It’s challenging for me, so it’s easy for me to say, “Oh, it’s just not for me.” That is just an excuse to stop. I try and remember I’m not racing against anyone. It’s me, myself, and I out there doing the best I can. When I get frustrated, I remind myself that everything in life worth fighting for doesn’t come without hard work and dedication.
Next time on a run, I won't ... Not have a plan. Here's why: The other day I had a terrible run. I was very unprepared. I went out not knowing how far I wanted to go, just knowing I wanted to run. Started too fast, wore myself out, ended up running the furthest ever, but my body wasn’t happy afterwards. I was trying for 4 miles, and just couldn’t do it. I was broke down mentally.
Worst running-related injury, and how did you cope? I have never had an injury really, but am dealing with the aches and pains I hear most runners get when they first start out. Like I mentioned before, that’s what has stopped me in the past. So I’m hoping to mentally and physically be able to push through and fight back, safely of course.