Playing with the Waves

Today I enjoyed 40 minutes of playing with the waves. The tide was out and the sun was shining. I feel fitter than I ever was in my life (and I have the data to back it up, so my head also knows it now).

I didn’t care about heart rate, cadence and only focused on not getting my feet wet, at least until I was done, when I gave them a quick sea bath.

Sometimes I wish I could go back to one year ago and tell myself how awesome it will be. I did doubt if a lot of slow running was worth it. Now I know it is, at least for me. I don’t regret a single minute I spend out there and wish I could do more. Yesterday I looked at my “bad run” tag and realized that it has been quite a while back. In the whole time I only had a handful of bad runs …

If you happen to be a beginner and stumble upon this post, believe me and everybody that says “take it slow”, “only run 3 days per week”, “recovery is key”, “drink enough water” and “forget pace run by time”. If all you want is a quick marathon bucket list tick off, ignore it, if you want to run for you life – take it slow.

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  1. Wonderful advice! Besides the science you elaborated sometimes back, I have observed(though your posts,that) slow running makes you more observant of the surrounding and you discover new things everyday! ๐Ÿ˜€ So, one simultaneously also becomes an adventurer and a story teller! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Oh how beautiful! Well done! This is indeed the positivity we all strive for as I can hear the smile in your writing! I followed your lead this morning, went out for a nice 30 minute run, didn’t care about pace or anything, just went, and it felt great! I now know there’s a high probability I’m going to have a good day! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. I’m kinda glad I actually got injured because otherwise I wouldnt have slowed right down. And now I have I can see the sense in it. Longevity over speed.

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