It was ages ago, when I used to run. Last year I applied for the Berlin marathon, but then after I started to run the first 10k-s, I had a strange feeling in my knee and didn’t want to discover by a specialist, if this can be normal or that I have an injury, for what I should have some therapy, so I just quit running. For almost a year. My last 10k was really more than a year ago. I always knew, that once I will get back to the road, only that the road changed in the meantime a bit. From the sunny and sandy beach it turned into a hilly Richmond park.
I still love running in the morning – some things just never change – but I hardly can master ever 5k. I keep thinking, that this is only, because I am not trained and it will get better (sometimes I blame my age…).
It is the 3rd day in a row that I get up, shut down my left hemisphere, who wakes up a bit earlier than me, and keeps talking about the cold weather, about the work, where I could be 30 minutes earlier, if I don’t go for my morning run and about the hills, the damn hills.
Running on the beach is easy. I find my rhythm after the first 100 meters and can run even for an hour without feeling myself tired. But I was never used to run – or walk – on hills. Now I live on t he top of one. I have no other chance, first I have to roll down to the gate of the park, where I then immediately have to run up at least one hill, if I take the eastern bound path or several little ups and downs, if I take the westbound one. I can’t decide, which is better, I suffer from these runs. Seriously, even my right hemisphere is striking sometimes and I even stopped the first time, I ran. I thought, I could start with 5k, and in 2 weeks I could double the distance, now I think, I will be happy, if until the end of this month I will run at least once the first 5k.
My strategy is not to listen to my brain, but to my heartbeat and trying to synchronize my breath with it. Today I looked at my runkeeper page to understand the new path (500 meters 30 meters elevation difference downhill, then 500 meters uphill the same 30 meters, and afterwards a nice plain street, but without being able to breathe) and I am not sure, if I shouldn’t just walk the uphill 500 meters and then run my 5k. It seem ridiculous. I applied for the race of life, and I am not sure, I can master it.
New rules, no beer after work, and a bit of water before I start.
I will be able to run.