unlike most of my running buddies from Nike Running Club (yes, the brand name is my running club), there's a few of us who run just for fun and for staying healthy. majority are training for their first half-marathon or planning to run one of the big six world marathon (i.e. tokyo, boston, london, berlin, chicago and NYC). i know a few who are actually running the marathon in antartica in a few months.
for a runner, you only have two things to think about during a registered run: (1) complete the event and (2) set your PR (personal record). for a seasoned runner, they would put # 2 first since that's their benchmark of improvement.
i do not see myself as a seasoned runner. i do not participate in every activity with my running club but i do try to run at least three times a week. i know i could be doing a lot more to improve but for now, i do not see myself running a full marathon. i was registered for the berlin half-marathon this coming march but because of my new job, i have to cancel - i cannot take time-off. maybe someday...
to date, i have only participated in two, yes 2 registered run - a 4 miler back in 2012 and a half-marathon in 2014. i've been running for 4 years.
yes, below is a picture of me running in central park two weeks ago when the temperature was below zero. i was wearing 5 top layers just to stay warm.
|**photo credit: Nike+Live|