If someone said to you go and run 10k, it doesn’t matter how long it takes you, just go and run, could you? Well that’s what I just did, I simply went out and ran the distance, I mean it took me 1 hour and 16 minutes but that doesn’t matter, I went out and did it and completed the distance. I thoroughly believe if you put your mind to something you can do it, no matter how hard it maybe. Even if it’s a marathon, I could have ran the distance, it’s simply a matter of belief.
Having Aspergers syndrome I do this everyday, I simply put my mind to something and I do it. For example, imagine having to prepare every single conversation you have, that’s what I have to do on a daily basis, I have to prepare when I talk to someone, yes there’s the odd um, that’s because my brain’s thinking about what to say next. That’s what I mean when I say you can do anything if you believe, having Aspergers if I didn’t take this attitude I’d be stuck.
I’ve got to be honest I’ve not been running as much lately, so I’m pretty much a newbie runner so going out their and running a 10k wasn’t easy. I could feel my legs getting tired a lot and keeping them moving felt draining. I need to work on running more regularly, this way my pace will increase and body will get used to pounding the road again. You wouldn’t have thought I used to run at an average of 7.30 per mile. My PB for a half marathon is 1 hour. 37 minutes for a marathon it’s 3 hours 44 minutes. I mean I look back now and think how on earth did I run at that speed, but I will eventually get back to where I was.
I think I’m going to sign up to a monthly challenge which will encourage me to go out and run more regularly, maybe in December I’ll do Run Up To Christmas again, I may even do this for charity. I’m also going to try and get a blog on here every week to keep you up to date with my running journey. Anyway, over and out for this week…