Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:58
I'm quite torn at the moment - I love being around you all, and on those good days, you all inspire me. Often though, all of your achievements and capabilities make me feel pretty inferior and, quite frankly, a bit of a "running fraud". Sure. I can tell myself that it's all about personal achievement. We're all (mostly) seeking to just compete our own achievements. But again that's on my good days.
In many ways I wish I could return to the exhilarating achievements of when I first took up running - first 20 mins without stopping, first 5km, first 10km...
You can. Ditch all the high tech gadgetry and meaningless Garmin numbers that no-one knows what they mean anyway, and just go run. Who cares how fast? Or what your cadence is? Or what your vertical oscillation is? It's all nonsense. Keep your eyes on what's around you and don't give even a passing though to mechanics, form, speed, breathing or anything else. Run like a child.