While race season is over for most athletes, and we haven’t hit the new years resolution resurgence of exercise yet…This is my favorite time of the year to workout outdoors. The temperature is perfect especially when you know it isn’t going to last. So you might stay out a little longer, go a little further.
When you’re running/walking/going next to other people you might start to compare yourself. DON’T DO IT! Comparison is going to get you no where. Do what you can with what you have. I used to be a marathoner. That was three years ago. I could go for an 8 mile run on the weekend and not think much of it. Now I’m a 3 miles or less runner. But I’m starting to feel better and better about it. So maybe I will stretch my distance in the next few weeks. But I needed that more than a month of 3 mile runs to make me think it was maybe time to increase.
Do you compare yourself to others? Or just hold yourself to your past self? Or do you feel grateful for getting out and not worry about the right of it?