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◼ PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

In January 2014, I began life as a primary school headteacher and needed something to help deal with the challenges that the role brings. I chose running. Just over two and a half years later I have just secured my first top-10 finish in a local 10K race, but can’t help feel I could have done better. If only I’d put more into my hill sessions... If only I’d maintained three training runs a week... If only I’d not gone off quite as fast... If only I’d pushed harder at the end... If only I could stop myself thinking this way! Running has brought me so much positivity in such little time, but it still has that negativity element of “I could have done better.” I don’t think you can ever stop that, but you can choose what to do about those thoughts. My response is to: a) make changes to my training and trial the use of a heart-rate monitor and b) sit back and think, “Wow, I secured a top-10 place!”

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