The night before the Hustle

I went for a jog today. I haven’t jog since…hmm since I don’t even remember.

Tommorow is the Hannakah Hustle. It is a 5 k/10 k local race. My friend, Melissa, is doing her first race. This is the second person that I brought (indirectly) to running. Awesome :D. I hope she has a lot of fun.

For me, I want to run fast. I was thinking how fast I can go. 40 min? 44 min? I don’t know. I try not to think too much about it. It just add unnecessary pressure on. I can’t control my time. But I can control my HR and control how hard I push. If I control my HR and my paec, faster time will be the result. Don’t worry about the result, focus on the process.

The run today is a warm up for tomorrow. I have to admit I have suffered Common Man syndrome lately. I just finish taking an afternoon nap and I lay on the bed for a brief second. The moment though, seemed to last longer. I was contemplating how comfortable I am and I should head back to bed.

I am glad I ran. I saw a deer again. In fact, it was watching me running along. I stopped and waved. He must think “That crazy runner is distrubing my peace.”

I pushed my HR higher than normal. I spent most of the time running with a 173 HR. There was a time when it hit 180 (running up a hill). Bad idea. My legs were aching a bit afterwards.

I am heading to bed in a few minutes. Today is a very relax day. I enjoy the time alone, enjoy the run, enjoy nothing plan, enjoy no meeting, enjoy no social gathering (yes this can be stressful at times). Just a relaxing day. Right now I am blasting myself with Linkin Park music. My way of pumping myself before a race…

Time for bed.. 🙂


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