I woke up at 5:30am this morning for a tempo run before my 7am client. I grabbed my ipod and was about to get out the door when I realized it wouldn’t turn on – It was dead even though I charged it all night?! Boo.
Luckily, my phone has music on it, but I have to hold the cord like this or the sound messes up. Tempo runs are hard enough for me without having to fuss with my phone, but I knew I needed music to inspire me so I went for it.
My second minor upset of the morning was that I was still asleep and didn’t turn around at 2.5 miles like I was supposed to. Oh well, I got an extra bit of cool down and just skipped a shower to get to work on time.
Tempo Run 5.51 miles in 46:03– Average Pace 8:22
Mile 1: 8:34
Mile 2: 7:58 T
Mile 3: 8:02 T
Mile 4: 8:08 T
Mile 5: 8:48
Side Note: I started this little ol’ blog to document my marathon training and weight loss. I record my times here and my food and my weight to document it and be able to review.
I’ve been getting a ton of comments and emails lately from readers comparing their stats (running, food, weight) to my own.
When, I tweeted about this yesterday I got a ton of “RT’s” and agreement…
So, I’m not the only one who realizes this. It makes me feel bad if someone else gets down when comparing, and it makes me want to stop listing my numbers. At the same time, it helps me keep track if I do list them so I’m torn.
Just a little reminder that comparing yourself doesn’t make you or the person you’re comparing to feel better. Do your own thing and rock it out
See you in a bit!
Question: Any tips on how not to compare yourself to others?
When other bloggers list numbers on their site (calories, running times, weight) I just skim over them and don’t stop to think what my numbers are.