Personal Records…or Not

Grandma’s Marathon is less than 3 weeks away. And it doesn’t even matter. It’s hard to believe after completing the 5k in 2011, my first half marathon in 2012, my first (and so far only) full marathon in 2013, and running the half marathon in 2014, that I won’t be on the road from Two Harbors to Duluth this year.

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon 2012


I did run Saturday and Sunday this weekend, but my legs felt like lead both times. I should stick to shorter distances and work on speed, but I like the endurance style workouts. They allow me time to relax and clear my head.

Caribou Coffee and Turkey Trot Medal


As I see Personal Records (PRs) and amazing distances covered by my friends on social media. I am admittedly jealous. I wish the best for them, and wish that I was also on the road and celebrating something. But every year can’t be a banner year. In 2014 I celebrated a new half marathon PR and a 10k PR.  And while I don’t want to go backwards, I can’t always be pushing forward. This is not the time to be adding training stress to my body. Instead I need to use my workouts for stress relief.

Do workout goals stress you out? and/or Do you use workouts for stress relief?


2 thoughts on “Personal Records…or Not

  1. Waita be smart and listen to your body. I am constantly trying to PR and sometimes it just isn’t worth it or good for me to train so hard. This year I am not focusing on any numbers and just enjoying my workouts!

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