Reflections of Being a Tortoise in a World of Hares

Sometimes we hear about people running 8 minute miles and we want to do that too and we forget that even if it takes us 11 minutes to run the mile, that we’re running.
The overall benefits of running do not depend on race times. However long it takes you, just run!
This story is why I follow this guy’s blog, why it read his posts, why he is one of my running heroes.

Chatter Gets Fit

images (3)I am sure you have read or heard the story of the Tortoise and the Hare at some point in you life.  In quick summary its a story about a race between a tortoise and a Hare where the tortoise wins the race because the Hare continuously goofs off while the tortoise plods along at his own pace.  It never happens in real life and all I can say is being a tortoise in a hare’s world, when it comes to running, is often frustrating.  Being a tortoise in a race carries a unique set of circumstances that hares rarely worry about.

In 2012 I began running for the first time ever in my life.  After a few months of working my program I was super slow but able to go the 5k or three mile distance. To put slow in perspective, it took my fifty minutes to finish my…

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  1. Chatter says:

    Thank you for the re-post. I have learned so much from you as well and I am just happy I can inspire others as well.

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    1. runwright says:

      I just wanted to spread the inspiration around 🙂

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